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CIVIL thread on suspensions of Chris Young, Derrek Lee, etc....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by outofplace, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member


    Five games each for Lee and Young. No other players suspended.


    Please keep this one civil. Certain parties got the other thread shut down.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    It's Derrek, with two r's.

    Certain little kids didn't know that.
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Young and Lee deserved it, but for Young, he'll only miss one start, big deal.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    5 and 5, exactly what I said.
  5. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    This is part of the problem that I have with baseball suspensions and starting pitchers. Both guys get five games without pay, but the team of the pitcher is only hurt once. He should at least have to miss two starts.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The fuck he wasn't.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Without steering this toward the less-than-civil, didn't Young relinquish any claim to the "I wasn't throwing at him..." argument when he barked at Lee going up the baseline?

    Whether he was or wasn't, everyone will think he was after that.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    It's too bad there's no good solution to what to do about starting pitchers.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    *popping some popcorn*
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    No, I think a pitcher would be more inclined to utter the immortal phrase "Take your base, motherfucker" :D if he's NOT throwing at a batter, and the guy overreacts like that. ...

    As in: "I wasn't trying to hit you, motherfucker; take your base and STFU. It didn't mean anything."

    Because if he IS throwing at the guy, then he already gave his response with the HBP.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    See, buck, I think that can go either way.

    Some guys, plunk him on purpose, that's it, over and done.

    Some guys, plunk him on purpose, get a big adrenaline rush, and pop off as he goes up the baseline.

    I can't say for sure, but I don't think the mouthing off helps his case...
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Bingo. You retaliate to defend a teammate, talking smack while doing it?
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