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Oregonian taking a lot of heat from readers for this one. What do you think?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by zachpm, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    And was never accused of stabbing anyone.
     
  2. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    The state goes first.

    Two questions in: "The state is satisfied with Juror No. 3, your honor."
     
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  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

  5. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    What a weird life he's living. Pitching in the Mexican League. Guess that happens when you're 15 and you touch little girls where you shouldn't.
     
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's a weird deal. If he wasn't such a good pitcher, nobody would have ever known about it. The case was sealed. A computer foul-up made something public that legally shouldn't have been. And was made public at probably the worst moment possible. I don't know where "the line" is, where he's been punished enough and should be allowed to live his life - or not.
     
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    He can live his own life now. Leagues can also decide they don't want to employ a child molester in a high profile position. It's not punishment -- it's just having a standard.
     
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  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Oh I agee. I'm fairly certain that teams would have drafted him a year ago but didn't want the "Team signs sex offender" headline. Almost surprised the Phils or the Padres didn't sign Heimlich right after inking (love that word) Machado or Harper.
     
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    They should be inking because they should have no inkling.
     
  10. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  11. BartonK

    BartonK Member

    We all know what happens if Heimlich gets in even an iota of legal trouble. But what happens if he's a good pitcher and a model citizen, in the next year? Three years from now? Five years from now? Is he in the Mexican League forever? If you're his agent, would you send him to one of the Latin winter leagues to face MLB and MILB competition?
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yes. MLB teams were worried about the headline and the fan backlash. If the fan backlash is quantifiable - if he can handle things in the Mexican league and a winter league - absolutely. Might even get signed sooner. He's now a Mexican League pitcher (with a sex offense in his background) rather than the just a childhood sex offender.
     
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