SI’s Gary Van Sickle caught up with Hank Haney on Monday to ask him about last night’s season finale of The Haney Project. Of course they talked about Rush and the significant improvements he’s made over the course of this season, but the great quote from Hank came when he was asked about Charles Barkley’s swing:
He is physically able to, he isn’t mentally able to. It’s bizarre when somebody shoots less than 50 percent from the foul line, it’s bizarre when Chuck Knobloch can’t throw it to first base, it’s bizarre when Rick Ankiel throws 18 pitches in a row to the backstop. But it happens.
So Barkley is in that club?
Ankiel? Knobloch? Ouch. Pretty accurate though… especially when you consider that Barkley used to be a single digit handicap. You’ve got to love Hank Haney’s honesty. He definitely speaks his mind.
Sir Charles wasn’t the only target of Haney’s bluntly honest assessments recently. Johnny Miller, who has also ruffled some feathers in his day, was the subject of commentary by Haney this weekend via Twitter:
If you’re so inclined, head over to Hank Haney’s Twitter feed, . He doesn’t pull any punches which means you’re always sure to find an interesting opinion or two (including a few on Tiger).