Brian Wilson used to be my favorite Giant. Life of Brian is still my favorite show to watch clips of online (Joey makes way too many appearances for me not to like it!). Brian has always been weird, no question. But he used to be endearing and his jokes were off-the-wall but funny.
His jokes last night on George Lopez were not just in poor taste, they were in really, really poor taste. The whole Thailand thing? Nobody laughed. I’m okay with jokes that are a little offensive or controversial, but that was just not at all funny. Joking about prostitution in Thailand is just not at all funny. And the way he did it was very obnoxious.
His teammate, Jeremy Affeldt, as some of you may know, is very involved with the Not for Sale campaign which is an organization of modern-day abolitionists. You can read what they have to say about Thailand here: http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/projects/thailand/.
I’ve tried to give Wilson a break this offseason, as I’m sure being thrust into this spotlight is difficult, but watching George Lopez and Wilson last night I came to the realization that I am just not a fan of him anymore and the way he is conducting himself honestly sickens me. He is, of course, first and foremost a baseball player but his off-field antics have made it hard for me to even remember his on-field performance. He is one of the greatest closers in baseball today, but right now I am having a hard time appreciating that.
I’m very curious how other Giants fans (and all baseball fans, for the matter) feel about Wilson right now and who enjoyed the show last night.
And I would just like to add the hideous fashion faux-pas (grey before his time? Mimicking Tavi here?) made him all the less endearing to me.