I’m not in Toronto, so I’m tired of hearing about all that. That’s just retarded. If anything was different I made pitches when I was with Toronto, and I didn’t make pitches tonight. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.
I’m sure Burnett will take some heat for using the term “retarded,” because as we all know, as soon as a word is used by the Black Eyed Peas in their lyrics, it becomes offensive.
And for the record, against the Boston Red Sox as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, Burnett’s ERA is 2.56. As a member of the New York Yankees, he’s given up 40 earned runs in 41 and a third innings against Boston, which translates into an 8.71 ERA. Of course, that’s far too small of a sample to draw any real conclusions.