Year: 2000
In a 2000 interview with Sports Illustrated, John Rocker was asked whether or not he would consider playing in New York. Rocker's response was an epic rant about what he hates most about the Big Apple: "I would retire first. It's the most hectic, nerve-wracking city. Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you're [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing." Um, a simple "yes" or "no" would've been suffice, but OK.