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Yunel Escobar -- What did his eyeblack say?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Point of Order, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I didn't see a thread on this, so if there's one already shoot me. None of the mainstream news I've seen on this has actually said what the eyeblack said -- just a lot of dancing around it. But if what Outsports is saying is right I don't see how he's going to be able to get around it. It has the feel of incredibly stupid clubhouse hijinks. Sad.

    http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/2012/09/17/yunel-escobar-of-toronto-blue-jays-uses-gay-slur-maricon-in-eye-black/

    And previously on Escobar's face: No Penis

    http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/2012/09/18/did-yunel-escobar-previously-write-no-penis-on-his-eye-black/
     
  2. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

     
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  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Who was the White Sox player who scrawled, "You're gay" in the dirt a year or two ago? Gordon Beckham?

    EDIT: Yep. Gordon Beckham. "Getz is gay."
     
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    This disaster of a Jays season can't end soon enough for me. Escobar will apparently answer for this stupidity at 3:30. I suspect after that we will see plenty of Adeiny Hechavarria and Omar Vizquel at short for the rest of the season.
     
  5. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Shi Davidi, who covers the Blue Jays for Sportsnet is tweeting that Escobar will be suspended for three games
     
  6. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Looks like he got suspended by the team for three games.

    Nothing confirmed yet, though.
     
  7. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Also tweeted that his salary for those three games will be donated to GLAAD and you can play
     
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I hear he's getting three games.
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The three games is rough, but surely the Chick-Fil-A endorsement deal will soften that financial blow a little bit.
     
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I suspect any other Rogers employee who did something stupid like this while representing the organization would be terminated immediately.

    Stephen Brunt speaks for a lot of Jays' fans:

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/2012/09/18/stpehen_brunt_yunel_escobar_controversey_column/
     
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    In other - more positive - news involving the Jays and the gay community, the Toronto Standard (not familiar with this publication) says Brett Lawrie has apparently become a huge favourite of Toronto's large gay population.

    http://torontostandard.com/sports/how-blue-jay-brett-lawrie-became-an-inadvertent-gay-icon
     
  12. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Wow, there games in a 162-game season?

    That punishment certainly has teeth.
     
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