Ugly Media-Athlete Confrontations

Jim Rice
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Jim Rice

The Hall of Fame outfielder's adversarial relationship with the media was on display in 1987 when he ripped the shirt of Hartford Courant reporter Steve Fainaru during an altercation. An on-deadline Fainaru, his shirt in tatters, returned to the press box to finish his story. The next day, Rice shook Fainaru's hand and offered him a new shirt (which the reporter declined).

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