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Derrek Lee, Chris Young to face big suspensions

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ondeadline, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Lee just punched Chris Young.

    Lee was hit by a pitch and after Young started jawing at him, Lee punched him. Young threw a couple himself.

    Neither landed real good punches
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Not good (fantasbaseballlooser)
  3. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Lee's normally a mild-mannered guy, and the Cubs have had a good week. I didn't see it, but I'm guessing he had his reasons. Am I wrong?
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Young looked like he was saying something he shouldn't have...stepped in front of the mound toward Lee and had a grin on his face as he was talking.
  5. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    It was up and in. He had very little reaction until he was walking to first base and exchanged yells with Young. Young probably was mouthing off about Soriano showing up Wells the night before.
  6. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Take that, Ivy-Leaguer.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Take that, nothing. The Cubs lost a lot more than the Padres did, if both are suspended.
  8. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    And I would think Lee's suspension would be longer since he threw the first punch.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Young's will be longer because he's a starting pitcher.

    I say 10 for Young, 5 for Lee.
  10. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Hopefully Lee's reputation will help him.

    But if nothing else, he can appeal it until Ramirez comes off the DL this weekend, and Ward comes off the DL this week ... so it's just bad news, not the worst news ever.
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    No way. Lee threw the first punch.

    Lee gets 8 (appealed/reduced to 5), Young gets 5 (essentially 1).
  12. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member


    "I didn't appreciate that. Just play the game," Peavy said after the Padres were defeated 4-1 at Wrigley Field. "They pay him $136 million to hit home runs. They don't pay him to be a circus act on the field. If I think a player shows me up like that, I like the next guy to take one in the stinkin' ribs."

    These were Peavy's words yesterday. Then a Cubs star — as mild-mannered as they come, by the way — gets one high and tight, then the pitcher had words for said star. Lee's the kind of guy who probably wouldn't throw a punch for no reason. After no one killed Renteria for his punk moves on Fontenot, I'm happy to see some fire.
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