Seldom-hitting, tight-fitting Braves second baseman Dan Uggla certainly heard the Philadelphia crowd this weekend (in part due no doubt- I'll note these things- to his Saturday home run off CLIFTON PHIFER LEE).
To his credit, he seemed particularly self-aware, though this quote's being claimed following the Phils eleventeen to one Sunday bloodletting might have added a little extra melon to his choly.
I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in
his grace, and it better fits my blood to be
disdained of all than to fashion a carriage to rob
love from any: in this, though I cannot be said to
be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied
but I am a plain-dealing villain. I am trusted with
a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog; therefore I
have decreed not to sing in my cage. If I had my
mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do
my liking: in the meantime let me be that I am and
seek not to alter me.