(Huff, blissfully unaware of Baltimore’s status as Williamsburg South)
It’s truly shocking on more than one level. For one, Bubba The Love Sponge is still employed in 2007. For another, Aubrey Huff is considered a credible morning radio guest. From the Baltimore Sun’s Roch Kubatko :
In a telephone interview with The Sun yesterday, Huff said he didn’t mean to disrespect the city of Baltimore or its residents when he referred to it as a “horses – -” town during Thursday’s 90-minute segment with Bubba The Love Sponge on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Huff’s appraisal came after the discussion turned to nightlife in the Tampa, Fla., area, and how much Huff indulged in it while he was single and playing for the Devil Rays.
“If anybody’s heard their show, or Howard Stern’s show, it’s a shock jock show, so everything’s flying,” Huff said yesterday. “You’ve got four guys in there, including me, and we’re talking about all sorts of stuff, including bars and restaurants, and how the two cities are different. I said Baltimore was horses – – for that. After games, places are closed down. There’s no place to go.”
“Not one time did I trash the organization,” Huff said. “I love the ballpark, the organization, the guys on the team. We had a lot of fun. I enjoyed everything about it. But when you go out … those are the things people want to know about. If what I said is a big deal, so be it.
“I said it in such passing, so quickly, and it was gone. I didn’t say the city itself was horses – -. The next day, my buddy called me and said people were livid. I said, ‘No way! It must be a slow news day in Baltimore.’ I walked out of there saying it was a good show. I kept it pretty clean.”