What a major you-know-what.
From the NY Post:
Martinez, Sheffield says, should be aware that he’s been put on similar notice. “I gave him one buddy pass,” Sheffield says. “If he says one word to me, he’s done. Pedro, your buddy pass is over. I’ve been playing for 17 years. I will never be disrespected on a baseball field or off. If he tries anything again, I won’t hurt my team, but I’m telling you, I will take care of him.”
Ichiro Suzuki? “Two hundred singles? Come on. That doesn’t make you a great hitter. If I didn’t care about hitting the ball hard and hitting it out of the park, I’d hit you singles all day long. Any guy can go out there and get a single if that’s all you try for. I ain’t impressed.”
The MVP? “If it was A-Rod [having the year I’m having], it would be unanimous. If it was someone else, it would be unanimous. But why isn’t it? Because it’s Gary Sheffield. And I’m supposed to be flattered [by being mentioned]? My uncle [Gooden] said, ‘Man, don’t say anything’ or ‘Do this or do that’ to get it. If I have to kiss your behind to get an award, guess what? I won’t win it.”