Pudge was my biggest hero when I was 10...then I grew and found out how much a jerk he could be (granted he was dicked around by ownership at the end) and now this.
I'll never forget the time there picture day at Old Comiskey and most to the player came out to take pictures with the kids in left field. I have photos with Ozzie, Karkovice, Hibbard, Boston, etc., Pudge came out waved to everyone and walked back into the outfield door. I remember how pissed my father was. I think that's the day my cynicism began.