Can’t anybody here play this game?


For his part, Hernandez is, well, Hernandez. “He’s arrogant, vain, condescending, impolitic, opinionated, judgmental, profane, sarcastic, obnoxious and scornful,” Phil Mushnick once wrote in the New York Post. “And because of it, rather than in spite of it, he’s among the best pure baseball analysts we’ve ever heard or ever hoped to hear.”


In sharp contrast to the lionisation of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the U.S. Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus’s superior, Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided Petraeus as a sycophant during their first meeting in Baghdad last March, according to Pentagon sources familiar with reports of the meeting. Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to be “an ass-kissing little chickenshit”