Re: Ortiz throws a fit... destroys dugout phone with bat
posted at 7/28/2013 12:06 PM EDT
In response to royf19's comment:
Steve Buckley is calling for at least three games.
In response to jackbu's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Yes, a suspension of between 4-10 games I bet.
Gee -- I heard a guy in Peoria calling for at least 20 games.
I like Buckley's writing, but it doesn't make him right.
A player lost his temper over a bad call. Geez -- Stop the Presses. Anybody remember George Brett's meltdown 30 years ago in the pine tar game? And Brett's considered a classy guy.
And to the poster earlier who asked if we can picture Yaz (or others doing that). I remember a game in 1975 when Yaz was called out and he argued pretty intense with the umpire, then covered home plate with dirt then when he got to the dugout threw some sunglasses at the umpire (ump needs glasses).
Can't believe the number of "fans?" on this board who get the panties in bunch because a player loses his temper. Go watch chess if it's too much for you.
I also remember Yaz and a few others going off big time back in the day. That was a bad example.
There is a lot of judgmental overly dramatic people on here. Get over yourselves please. These are the best and most competitive players, and yes, sometimes this happens even to the best of them. Even some of the great classy old RS players that a few named on here have blown a fuse.
A suspension is actually laughable. Ive never seen a player get kicked out for hitting something in the dugout. You usually have to be addressing the ump directly. Timmons is a very confrontational umpire and a hot head himself. The whole umpiring crew has been awful. Laz Diaz is a joke as well. Their pitch/play calling skills should also be reviewed.
Papi should get fined and thats it. Move on please. Its amazing how many perfect people post here.