I sure would like to hear the context, and maybe the tone, surrounding these comments. I guess they could have been joking but I doubt it. And even if they were, how they thought this was appropriate comedic material will forever escape me. Some people have no class.
Does this rate as one of the incredibe performances in sports history? I know that probably seems like sportswriter hyperbole since he didn't even come close to the record, but I never thought anyone would get 81.