Before any sort of thing like an apology can even be considered, there are a couple of questions I would very much like to see the answers to as would many others.
Why then after Amazing Michael was told he won, by Baker himself, did Baker not send the book out?
If anyone cheated, why did Baker not cry foul at the beginning?
Why did Baker only decide Mike was not worthy of his prize after he knew Mike and I had been in e mail contact and were speaking?
If Baker is so honest and everyone else so dishonest why does Baker have on his site a device he calls the "French Transport Chains" which he claims he "invented" when any children's performer knows this is nothing more than the old "quick in out shackles" FIRST manufactured by Abbotts Magic back in the 1950's?
Why does Baker comment on The Magic Cafe about foolish and dangerous escapes done wrong by amatuers that result in injury when he himself tried to sue a magic club that had him do an escape involving fire and he burnt himself due to his own foolishness and then had the gall to try and sue the club for THIER negligence?
Why does Baker list the names of clubs on his site that have long gone out of business and that cannot be verified?
Why if Baker was such a great escape artist did he see the need to try his hand at comedy magic as well?
Why if Steve Baker is such an honest and stand up guy were a number of his personal belongings sold off on ebay a number of years back by a guy who ran a storage unit and was owed a pile of money Mr. Escape had not paid for his storage fees?
Why did Steve Baker see the need, as such a great escape artist, to "crash" the show of a friend of mine many years back in San Fransisco and loudly proclaim he was the worlds greatesy escape artist and then sulk away in fear when my friend told him that he and the bouncer would wrap a chain around Steve's neck, lock it with a combo lock, leave his hands free, and then challenge him to get out if he did not get lost?
Want me to go on?
Believe me, I have done a lot of research into the illustrious career of the "great" Mr. Escape.
And the picture that is emerging from many people is not of a very pleasant or professional guy.
Not my words but rather the words and deeds witnessed by others.
Remember, I CAN go on...
Oh yeah, one more important question.
Why, if I am such a "hack" and a piss poor escape artist, is Baker so bothered and threatened by me and what I am doing?