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Baseball: big unit pushes camera man in ny debut

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posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 05:42 PM
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hey randy, now that you got what you wanted, and you and all your descendents for generations to come are rich beyond their wildest hopes, people can't take your picture? come on man...you're in the spotlight now.....welcome to ny

Johnson in confrontation with cameraman


January 10, 2005
NEW YORK (AP) -- Randy Johnson got a little physical on the way to his New York Yankees physical.

The Big Unit put his long right arm up to block a camera from WCBS-TV on Monday after he left his Manhattan hotel. Johnson, who was accompanied by Yankees director of team security Jerry Laveroni, made contact with the camera, station spokeswoman Audrey Pass said.

``Get out of my face, that's all I ask,'' Johnson said, according to a video of what occurred, which was posted on the station's Web site.


``No cameras,'' Laveroni said.

``Don't get in my face,'' Johnson then said. ``I don't care who you are. Don't get in my face.''

``I'm just taking a picture,'' said the cameraman, identified by the station as Vinny Everett.

Responded Johnson: ``Don't get in my face, and don't talk back to me, all right.''

Johnson issued a statement through agent Alan Nero that was distributed by the Yankees.

``Regarding the unfortunate incident that happened this morning as I was on my way to take a physical, I hope that everyone will understand that the past few days have been a bit overwhelming and I wish I had handled the situation differently,'' Johnson said. ``I am very sorry it happened.''

Pass later issued a statement for the station that said ``in the regular course of CBS2's newsgathering on a midtown street, Randy Johnson took exception to our cameraman's effort to photograph him, attempted to block his lens and insisted that the camera be removed. Johnson has since apologized.''

Johnson is scheduled to appear Tuesday on CBS's ``Late Show with David Letterman.''




posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 07:43 PM
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Welcome to the big apple...



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by toejam
I hope that everyone will understand that the past few days have been a bit overwhelming

Did he seriously say that? No come on, he couldn't have said that.

The only thing I know of involving him in the past few days was signing a one-year, 16 million dollar contract.


Ben

posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 07:52 PM
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O man o man, doesnt being a yankee mean he has to act a certain way. And i cant wait for the day that he has to get a haircut and look all clean.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 08:16 PM
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I hope he refuses the haircut...



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by Gibbs Baby!!!
I hope he refuses the haircut...

Don Mattingly should do the honors!


Isn't he a bench coach there now?


Ben

posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 09:35 PM
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i thought that it is in the contract or something like that.



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