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Scott Kazmir encounters Jim Duquette on the radio
Sorry I'm two days late on this, but before Game 6 Sunday on Sirius XM's "MLB Home Plate" host Jim Duquette had his first public conversation with Scott Kazmir since, well, you know.
Sirius XM sent this transcript:
Host Seth Everett: “The real question: What is it like to reunite with Jim Duquette?”
Kazmir: “Uh, it’s great. It’s great. It’s always great.”
Kazmir: (laughs) “A couple of head nods. We’re good.”
Everett: “People will know that Jim Duquette is famous for being the guy that traded Scott Kazmir.”
Duquette: “Or infamous.”
Everett: “I don’t know if we go a day in New York City where someone doesn’t say, ‘Jim, did you really trade Scott Kazmir?’”
Kazmir: “That’s funny. Every single time I’m in New York I hear it. Every single time. From the fans, one way or another it gets brought up.”
Everett: “So you’re in an elevator in Baltimore and the elevator door closes, who said the first word?”
Kazmir: “Uh, I think it was Jim. It was like, ‘I think I know you.’”
Duquette: “I was trying to keep it loose and light, you know? You never know that first moment after the trade, you’re not quite sure how the reaction’s going to be.”
Kazmir: “Kind of a halfway smile like, ‘Is he mad at me? Are we cool? Everything’s cool?’ No, we were fine. After we went past one level I think the tension was gone.”
Duquette: “Yeah, there was the point of no return. Neither one of us could get out. (laughs)”