FanDuel - WFBC

June 16, 2005

Carl Everett opens his pie hole for Maxim: About homosexuals, Everett said "Gays being gay is wrong. Two women can't produce a baby, two men can't produce a baby, so it's not how it's supposed to be. ... I don't believe in gay marriages. I don't believe in being gay." For the record, he doesn't believe in dinosaurs either.

posted by Marla Singer to baseball at 07:08 PM - 22 comments

I think carl everett did open his piehole about this very controversial subject. Personally, I dont have any issues about gay marriage, or anything about homosexuals. The only issues I have has to do with SPORTS. JUST SPORTS BABY!!!

posted by Rage Rod 74 at 07:17 PM on June 16

Is it Family Day at Fenway this weekend?

posted by yerfatma at 07:51 PM on June 16

Everett went on to say, "they can put a man on the moon, but they can't serve an Egg McMuffin past 10:30? Somebody should fuckin' get fired over that."

posted by rcade at 07:58 PM on June 16

"And why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway? Who made that shit up?" This isn't much of a surprise coming from this guy. His being an ignorant knucklehead has been public knowledge for years. He's not the only bigot in baseball, just one of the louder ones.

posted by chicobangs at 08:10 PM on June 16

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Carl Everett has made more headlines for his controversial behavior and quotes than his play. Yowsa! The NBCSports.com news services are most definitely not in the business of pulling punches.

posted by NoMich at 08:45 PM on June 16

« Older this guy's teammates suck… How appropriate for this thread. Or not appropriate. I don't know, I can't keep up anymore.

posted by NoMich at 08:47 PM on June 16

So he's rehashing Gallagher's routine. And doesn't believe in dinosaurs. Bless his heart. Thank *whoever* he's not a Ranger any longer.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:40 PM on June 16

Assholes being assholes is wrong. A closed mind can't speak except from ignorance, Carl Everett can't produce an ounce of tolerance for his fellow man, and that's not how people are supposed to be... I don't believe Carl Everett has ever knowingly met a gay person. I don't believe Carl Everett knows a damn thing about human nature. Or any other nature. This does not single him out in major league baseball. Unfortunately.

posted by chicobangs at 09:40 PM on June 16

who gives a shit what he says i guess we as americans cant say what we want anymore just because he is a sports star he cant say what he believes i dont remember reading that in the first amendment

posted by frontboski at 10:08 PM on June 16

reading that in the first amendment Did you read it? No one is censoring Carl Everett here...just calling him a moron. He's free to say dumb shit and everyone is free to rip him because of it. I don't see how the First Amendment is applicable. Except for the clause that says: "Congress shall make no law establishing as fact the idea that dinosaurs roamed the earth." The dinosaur establishment clause.

posted by chris2sy at 10:18 PM on June 16

Little known fact of the first amendment. It not only gives you the right to ignore, it grants the unalienable right of punctuation.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:35 PM on June 16

It not only gives you the right to ignore, it grants the unalienable right of punctuation. Zing! Seriously though, Carl Everett is such a jackass...not for saying what he thinks, but saying what he thinks in a public place and alienating the very people who visit and pay his salary. Does he really understand that if the people don't come, he doesn't get paid? He has the balls to call other people ignorant too, which is rather funny.

posted by dfleming at 06:48 AM on June 17

What about gay dinosaurs?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:04 AM on June 17

What about gay dinosaurs? Why do you think they're extinct, ya maroon??? Sheesh, it's just like Carl Everett the Original Humanitarian Genius said! Two boy dinosaurs can't produce a baby, two girl dinosaurs can't produce a baby...see what happens if you allow gay dinosaur marriage??? Boom, end of species!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:06 AM on June 17

Wow, I was about to rip the guy when I read his other quotes on Wrigley Field, steroids, and Jose Canseco. Maybe he's right about that gay dinosaur thing. Hmmm.. Really, I was amazed he knew "fan is short for fanatic."

posted by ?! at 08:28 AM on June 17

I have no idea who Carl Everett is, but good for him.

posted by StarFucker at 11:25 AM on June 17

If everybody in the world got on steroids, we'll still lose more kids to a war than we will from steroids. I liked this particular quote.

posted by bperk at 04:49 PM on June 17

Carl Everett is one of those people that takes what he has for granted. Whats more to have today? ofcourse fans, they support you and cheer on for you. Then he comes out like this? direspecting those who supported him. Carl Everett if you had no fans you'd be broke son! Now I'm not with gay people, but I don't discriminate them either. Thats there choice, they lifestyle, so its none of my business or Carl's how they live there life. Its supposted to be a free country, but govt. changes things, and really just for their convenience and no one else. Changing topics, what does steriods have to do with war?!?!?! hello!!! how old are you?? Carl you act like a total fucken kid. "yeah i don't want to take a steriod test, cuz my family is in war" what the fuck!!!! hahaha, for one that says your are on them, cuz you have no clue what you talk about, and what about dinosaurs? what do they have to do with baseball, dude you got some loose screws, someone attha screw them tite!!

posted by Mannstah at 04:50 PM on June 17

OK, here we go kids, first off MANNSTAH, if you read read the article, it was not about steroids or use there of. What he stated was we lose more youths to war than to steroid abuse, so the government needs to do more with there time! And as far as fans are concerned, can any one tell me the definition of the word fickle? Does every asshole that runs out on to a ball field represent a fan? What must a FAN do to be a fan? Or not do? Your'e the one with the loose "screw".

posted by volfire at 05:41 PM on June 17

I would never have felt any differently about Carl than any of you had I not witnessed how genuninely sweet he was to a couple of young fans before a game earlier this year. My impression of him was as a complete and total lunkhead, and granted, some of his words in Maxim I completely agree with (steroids/war) and completely disagree with (uh, using the Bible as your frame of reference for 2005). But I have to say, for all his reputation as a hothead caveman jackass, he completely stupified me in his five minutes spent pregame with an honororary team batboy and friend. While other White Sox went through the motions of a photo op and basic chatter, Carl was horsing around, trying to make a very shy kid open up, joking, talking with his parents. It went totally against how he's cast. Perhaps it was a full moon. I'm not defending or condemming him, but I will say that the minute you think you have someone pegged, he does a 180 on you. Maybe there's hope for Carl yet. Perhaps when he retires he'll let his face grow long, and start up a House of David traveling team.

posted by Brett at 06:26 PM on June 18

Brett, as a Sox fan I've heard similar stories. Shea Hillenbrand was a rookie when Carl took him clothes shopping so he didn't look like a rube walking around major league cities and I don't think Shea every forgot. I just can't get past how crazy Carl is.

posted by yerfatma at 10:26 PM on June 18

I think Brett's story illustrates the difference between the personal and the public. For the most part, the general public only sees the public side of celebrities and as in this instance that difference shows that a lot of people are pretty small minded. Everett ought to realize that these good things he does in one on one and similar situations are what he ought to do all the time. Instead of posturing and playing to some inner image.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:16 PM on June 18

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