Pearlman About As Pleased With Rocker Right Now As Rocker Is With Him

You might have missed our interview with John Rocker yesterday, but there's one person who didn't: Jeff Pearlman, the man who wrote the initial SI story on Rocker (and one-time Deadspin interview himself).

Pearlman, who in recent years has tried to put the story behind him in a similar fashion as Rocker, was less than pleased by Rocker's "New York liberal Jew" comment and has penned a Page 2 piece saying so. He minces few words.

It's official: The gloves are off.

Part of me would love to use the rest of this space to simply print the entirety of my daylong interview with Rocker. You know, more of his deep thoughts on gays, blacks and the like. But, alas, who has the time?

And that's one of the nicer things he says. If you're one of those people who only reads Page 2 and hadn't heard of this "Deadspin.com" business until the story, well, welcome: Here's the interview he's talking about.

We'd like to reiterate that Rocker (and Alicia) was unfailingly polite and open during the interview. Which, of course, might have been the problem.

Our Interview With John Rocker [Deadspin]
The Light Beyond Rocker [ESPN]
Authors With Pure Hearts: Jeff Pearlman [Deadspin]