• Say Goodbye To Longoria’s Little Friend…

    Posted by on March 30th, 2011 · Comments (6)

    Wow.

    I take back anything I ever said in the past about Evan Longoria being the next Derek Jeter…

    Comments on Say Goodbye To Longoria’s Little Friend…

    1. Corey Italiano
      March 30th, 2011 | 11:09 am

      I don’t fault the guy for having one. That’s damn cool.

      But, do you really need to bring that to a spring training rental place?

    2. MJ Recanati
      March 30th, 2011 | 12:09 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      I take back anything I ever said in the past about Evan Longoria being the next Derek Jeter…

      Yep. I really can’t understand what he was thinking with that one.

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      I don’t fault the guy for having one…But, do you really need to bring that to a spring training rental place?

      Keeping aside the question of why a ballplayer would need an automatic weapon at all, your second question is a very good one: why the hell would a player need an automatic weapon in the house he’s renting during spring training? Longoria signed a sweetheart deal that leaves him drastically underpaid relative to his talent but he’s still wealthy enough to buy a gun locker on the first day of spring training and then throw it away on the last day before camp breaks.

      Longoria is a moron.

    3. #15
      March 30th, 2011 | 3:26 pm

      I’m probably the resident WW gun nut…. You can’t legally own a fully automatic weapon without a Class III FFL which, I’m pretty sure, Longo ain’t got. Probably typical media misrepresentation/misstatement when it comes to guns. There are semi-auto civilian versions of the AK that can be lawfully obtained and owned. There are probably 100′s of thousands of SKS’s (early semi-auto version that the AK was somewhat based on) that can legally be had in the US for ~ $150-350 at any gun show. They look kind of similar to an AK with the wooden stock etc… but they are not automatic weapons. If it was a fully auto weapon… without the FFL someone would be looking at 10 years in a federal sleep away camp.

      The gun should have been kept in a gun safe. Period.

    4. 77yankees
      March 30th, 2011 | 6:58 pm

      Whether he has the gun legally or not, one slip or careless move can destroy the career he has ahead of him…..Evan Longoria…meet Plaxico Burress…and over here…say hello to Jayson Williams.

    5. Raf
      March 31st, 2011 | 8:31 am

      I wouldn’t rush to judgement just yet. Especially considering the holier than thou way the column was written.

    6. MJ Recanati
      March 31st, 2011 | 6:18 pm

      Raf wrote:

      I wouldn’t rush to judgement just yet. Especially considering the holier than thou way the column was written.

      I don’t think it’s a rush to judgement to say that if Longoria wants to dabble in guns, he should at least do so safely and lock his weapons up when he’s not using them.

      As 77Yankees said, there are enough cautionary tales (like Plaxico Burress and Jayson Williams) that Longoria should know a lot better. For that reason, I feel no remorse for calling him a moron.

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