Another baseball player takes shot at Vick, backtracks

On Thursday, Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle defended his wish for Eagles quarterback Mike Vick to suffer an injury by essentially say, “Yeah, I said it. . . .  Jealous?”  That same day, another baseball player pointed a finger at Vick and one of his most dynamic teammates.

Commenting on speculation that teammate Michael Young won’t show up when workouts begin on Sunday, Texans second baseman Ian Kinsler said, “This isn’t DeSean Jackson or Michael Vick or Manny Ramierz.  Michael Young is a professional.  It would be completely out of his personality not to be here.”

The comments made no sense.  Neither Jackson nor Vick ever have held out of training camp or mandatory offseason workouts.

On Friday, Kinsler offered a lame excuse.  He says he singled out two Eagles because he grew up a Cardinals fan and now is a Cowboys fan.

“I would never say Beanie Wells or T.O. or anyone with the Cowboys or Cardinals,” Kinsler said, per Richard Durrett of  “I’ve always been a Cardinals fan because it’s home, but when you move to Dallas, honestly, you really have no choice.”

Of course, T.O. isn’t with the Cardinals (yet) or the Cowboys.  Then again, we didn’t need any extra evidence to prove that Kinsler is, with all due respect, sort of an idiot.