Ugly Media-Athlete Confrontations

Dave Kingman
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Dave Kingman

Slugger Dave Kingman had several problems with female journalists, including an incident in 1986 in which the A's DH tried to play a practical joke on Sacramento Bee writer Susan Fornoff in Kansas City. In the first inning, Fornoff received a pink box. When she opened it, she found a live rat with a note tied to its tail that read, "My name is Sue." After the game, Kingman told reporters, "This is a man's clubhouse. If someone can't take a simple joke, they shouldn't be in the game."

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