Ugly Media-Athlete Confrontations

Bobby Bonilla
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Bobby Bonilla

In April 1993, not long after the release of Bob Klapisch's book about the Mets' '92 collapse, Bobby Bonilla mocked and threatened the sportswriter. Saying he was "just chillin'," Bonilla implored Klapisch to "make your move" and warned, "I'll hurt you. I'll show you the Bronx." Then he swatted away the microphone of a television crew that recorded the scene. Klapisch called the scene "the most uncomfortable 10 minutes of my professional life."

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