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John Rocker vs. NYC
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John Rocker vs. NYC

After taunting Mets fans during the '99 NLCS, John Rocker added words to his gestures in SI, likening a trip to Shea to: "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." Rocker's return to New York was marked with 700 police officers, a protective cover over the Braves' bullpen and a limit on beer sales.

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