88. Kenny Rogers & Randy Johnson Attack Camaramen
Date: January 10, 2005 and June 29, 2005
Key Players: Randy Johnson, New York Yankees and Kenny Rogers, Texas Rangers
Video Evidence: Click Here.
Pitchers Randy "The Big Unit" Johnson and Kenny "Not the Country Singer" Rogers have both gone Kanye West on cameramen for getting in their faces. During his first week in New York, the media capital of the world, new Yankee Johnson screamed at and blocked a cameraman who was filming him walking in Manhattan. Rogers, who was boycotting the media for its coverage of his contract extension demands, pushed two cameramen down for filming him at pre-game warm-ups. When one of them resumed filming, he shoved him down again—sending him to the hospital—and kicked his camera. That's "lights, camera, action" for real!
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Randy Johnson wasn't punished by MLB, but Rogers was suspended 20 games and fined $50K.