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soxinem1
04-20-2006, 01:06 PM
Another one bites the pipe.

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9387265

ScottyTheSoxFan
04-20-2006, 10:31 PM
Another one bites the pipe.

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9387265

wasnt derek bell the guy who threatened to go to "shutdown mode" if he wasnt traded or something? looks like he'll be in lockdown mode now.

TomParrish79
04-21-2006, 03:03 AM
Another one bites the pipe.

Classic Line

Blueprint1
04-21-2006, 03:12 AM
I believe it was "operation shut down."

dropkick371
04-21-2006, 07:30 PM
wasnt derek bell the guy who threatened to go to "shutdown mode" if he wasnt traded or something? looks like he'll be in lockdown mode now.Oh, that that were the case. He said he was going into "Operation Shutdown" after the Pirates asked him to attend spring training in 2002. His 2001 line was .173/.287/.288, and his statement was

"Nobody told me I was in competition. If there is competition, somebody better let me know. If there is competition, they better eliminate me out of the race and go ahead and do what they're going to do with me. I ain't never hit in spring training and I never will. If it ain't settled with me out there, then they can trade me. I ain't going out there to hurt myself in spring training battling for a job. If it is [a competition], then I'm going into 'Operation Shutdown.' Tell them exactly what I said. I haven't competed for a job since 1991."

He left camp eleven days later and was released, though the Pirates were still obligated to pay him $4.5 million for the season.

Yet another example of why Cam Bonifay was a terrible GM for Pittsburgh.