ESPN found the fundamentally sound Chuck Knoblauch. And he ain't interested in any Mitchell Report baloney.
Chuck Knoblauch, in his first public comments since the Mitchell report was released Dec. 13, said in a newspaper interview published Friday that he was not angry about being named in the report.
The former New York Yankees infielder, one of three players, along with ex-teammates Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, invited to testify Feb. 13 before a congressional committee, did not, however, acknowledge the report's contention he used performance-enhancing drugs.
"I have nothing to defend," Knoblauch told The New York Times. "I have nothing to hide at the same time."
Knoblauch, 39, dubbed the report on doping in baseball "crazy" and "interesting" and expressed bewilderment at his inclusion in the report given that he's been retired for five years.
Not only does Knoblauch not know but he doesn't care.
"I've got nothing to do with any of that, I mean, any baseball," said Knoblauch, who stopped playing in 2002. "And I don't want anything to do with baseball."
Asked if he resented being thrust back into the spotlight, Knoblauch said: "No. One of my strongest characteristics is not really caring what people think. I'm living my life. It's not going to change my life one way or the other. You know, I'm not trying to get in the Hall of Fame. I got one vote though...
"I read my name in the paper and see it on the news, but I haven't heard a word," Knoblauch said in reference to the fact that no one from the congressional panel has formally contacted him yet. "I'm supposed to be somewhere, but I haven't been told where to be."
When asked if he will show up for the hearing to tell his side of the story, Knoblauch told the Times: "Yeah, if I have to do that, then what are you going to do?"
You gotta love it. Complete apathy. Give him a greenie.