Tommy John joined WFAN host Marc Malusis on Wednesday to talk about New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey facing reconstructive elbow surgery that was named after John. But we’re less concerned about what Tommy John had to say about Harvey, and more concerned about the fat jab he took at resident WFAN grump Mike Francesa.
TJ was asked a standard, open-ended “what you been up to?” question and decided to use that as an opportunity to crack Francesa.
“Well, I’ve been trying to get myself in shape like Mike Francesa. I’ve been doing a lot of eating and drinking wine and trying to get myself buffed up,” John said.
The only thing that could have made that any better would have been if TJ also said he’s been taking a lot of naps. Man, John just went straight into Francesa’s home at WFAN, stepped up in there, opened up a spray paint can and said “Tommy John was here,” crumpled up a candy bar wrapper and left it on the floor. He just owned Francesa on Francesa’s home turf. That’s bold!
Here’s the full interview.
Thanks to LBS tipster David