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DumpJerry
04-27-2006, 10:23 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5544858
The brother of Dimitri Young throws his bat at the Ump (and hits him with it!) when called out on strikes. He was probably upset at how the big Tigers/Indians division race ended last year.

EndemicSox
04-27-2006, 11:12 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5544858
The brother of Dimitri Young throws his bat at the Ump (and hits him with it!) when called out on strikes. He was probably upset at how the big Tigers/Indians division race ended last year.

From what I'm reading, and this is from the message boards of the minor league teams involved, is that big media is blowing this story out of proportion. He tossed the bat underhand with all the force of a 3 year old girl tossing her stuffed animal. NEvertheless, he will probably get a 10-20 games suspension. On the other hand, these replacement umps are terrible, and its time the minors did something about it.

viagracat
04-27-2006, 12:09 PM
Would like to see the call. I have a hunch the replacement ump truly screwed that up. Not to excuse what Young did (and he should be suspended), but if that's true, that's a much bigger problem than what he did. I mean, I always get upset when I see an umpire or referee blow a call, and I'm not even playing.

maurice
04-27-2006, 12:26 PM
I read that he struck out, stood in the batter's box glaring at the ump for about 30 seconds, got ejected, and then flipped the bat towards the ump hitting him in the chest. See my thread on this in the minor-league forum (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70322). Should be a nice long suspension.

Uncle_Patrick
04-27-2006, 06:22 PM
I just saw the replay of this on ESPN. I don't care how bad the call is or how hard you toss it, there is no excuse for throwing a bat at anyone.

gbergman
04-27-2006, 06:58 PM
it wasn't even that long it was an low outside pitch called a strike, he stood there looking at the umpire for about 5 secs and started to walk off. He passed the umpire and 2 secs later the ump throws him out of the gam. 3 secs later you see a bat that was flipped end over end come into view hitting the umpire. The umpire didnt even move at all or take a step back after it hit him in the chest pad.

miker
04-27-2006, 09:18 PM
Inexcusable behavior. However if he is suspended, some knight will come riding in to his defense.

DumpJerry
04-27-2006, 11:47 PM
He's suspended "indefinitely." Off to a great start.......

JohnBasedowYoda
04-27-2006, 11:58 PM
From what I'm reading, and this is from the message boards of the minor league teams involved, is that big media is blowing this story out of proportion. He tossed the bat underhand with all the force of a 3 year old girl tossing her stuffed animal. NEvertheless, he will probably get a 10-20 games suspension. On the other hand, these replacement umps are terrible, and its time the minors did something about it.

throwing a bat is still throwing a bat.

Slats
04-28-2006, 12:04 AM
It doesn't look good

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2423307

FedEx227
04-28-2006, 12:34 AM
How dare Delmon put my keeper league team in jeopardy!

this is still very confusing to me, anyone from HERE see it live? The bat doesn't look like it was thrown, more or less bounced or something. It just doesn't add up from the footage I see on ESPN. It goes so slow and nobody seems to react not the ump, not the catcher, not the pitcher.

viagracat
04-28-2006, 12:39 AM
Just saw the video; that bat traveled at least ten feet before it hit the ump. You can't tolerate that. I'd say 20 games minimum.:o:

Dibbs
04-28-2006, 12:56 AM
From some of the messages on here, I thought the it wouldn't be that bad when I saw the video. That is certainly not the case, that bat came flying in from quite a distance. Definately should be suspended for the year. What if that would have been a foot higher and cracked the ump in the face?

Deebs14
04-28-2006, 01:11 AM
From some of the messages on here, I thought the it wouldn't be that bad when I saw the video. That is certainly not the case, that bat came flying in from quite a distance. Definately should be suspended for the year. What if that would have been a foot higher and cracked the ump in the face?

For real! I only saw it once just real briefly..didn't it catch the ump in the chest protector or something?

What a fool!

ComiskeyBrewer
04-28-2006, 06:03 AM
From what I'm reading, and this is from the message boards of the minor league teams involved, is that big media is blowing this story out of proportion. He tossed the bat underhand with all the force of a 3 year old girl tossing her stuffed animal. NEvertheless, he will probably get a 10-20 games suspension. On the other hand, these replacement umps are terrible, and its time the minors did something about it.

They showed some film of the incident on ESPN, and it looked like it hit him with some force behind it. Still, the guy is a prima donna and should be suspended for quite a while.

daveeym
04-28-2006, 10:18 AM
Wow, came here to post a link to the video but see it's no longer needed. Thats pretty bad, yeah sure it's an underhanded "flip" but he zipped that over pretty good. The initial reports made it sound like he flipped it up in the air and it arced over in the direction of the ump and made contact with him. That was deliberately thrown at the ump. I'm inclined to agree with whoever said suspend him for the rest of the year if those at the game confirms what we suspect on the video. If he threw it at the ground and it just skipped that far at the ump, I'd cut him some slack and give him 20-50 games.

Jerko
04-28-2006, 10:26 AM
That ump is lucky that he wasn't a foot shorter or he'd have, at best, a broken nose right now. He better get a nice vacaction.

patbooyah
04-28-2006, 01:08 PM
here's the video if anybody wants to watch it in all its glory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW0tuz3_Hgc

StockdaleForVeep
04-28-2006, 01:39 PM
What id like to know is was it intentional. He's off camera so we cant see but, did he throw the bat AT the ump or did he flip it in disgust and it hit the up, yes a hit is a hit but wanting to do it and doing it are two diff things.

Was it alomar or someone else a few years ago who was arguing nose to nose with an ump, as he was screaming spit flew from his mouth and he got suspended because he cant control his body fluids

mccoydp
04-28-2006, 01:39 PM
Delmon, thanks for your outstanding display of sportsmanship.

You and Carlos Zambrano could form a unique tandem: he likes to break bats over his knees, and you like to throw them at umps.

daveeym
04-28-2006, 01:43 PM
Dmitri, thanks for your outstanding display of sportsmanship.

You and Carlos Zambrano could form a unique tandem: he likes to break bats over his knees, and you like to throw them at umps.
Psst - Delmon, not Dmitri.

PaulDrake
04-28-2006, 01:55 PM
What id like to know is was it intentional. He's off camera so we cant see but, did he throw the bat AT the ump or did he flip it in disgust and it hit the up, yes a hit is a hit but wanting to do it and doing it are two diff things.

Was it alomar or someone else a few years ago who was arguing nose to nose with an ump, as he was screaming spit flew from his mouth and he got suspended because he cant control his body fluids It wasn't an accident, he deliberately spit in umpire John Hirshback's face. He then made matters worse by complaining that the umpire was "bitter" over the death of his 8 year old son. Alomar later apologized and donated $50,000 to a research fund dedicated to the rare disease that killed Hirshbeck's young son. Alomar and Hirshbeck later had a reconciliation of sorts. Alomar took a PR beating over this, but like with most things the public forgets and moves on.

soxinem1
04-28-2006, 01:59 PM
Pete Rose got 30 days for his double bump of Dave Pallone, so using the bat as a weapon should give him 45 days.

Plus, it's not his first offense.

That hot dog/hot head **** just tells me this guy is Phil Bradley waiting to happen. All hype, crap attitude, little result.

mccoydp
04-28-2006, 02:21 PM
Psst - Delmon, not Dmitri.

Ugh. That's what I get for not noticing the word "brother" in the starting post of the thread...read too fast. My apologies, and thanks for the correction, which I've noted.

scottjanssens
04-28-2006, 03:04 PM
He obviously said something as he passed the ump that caused the ejection. The ump wasn't going to toss him for showing him up in the batter's box.

Didn't the D-Rays choose not to bring him up after the rosters expanded last season because he's an immature tool? Still hasn't grown up. If I was in charge I'd consider a life banning. He'd have to grovel real good for me to change my mind. (Anyone remember the name of the guy banned from baseball after he punched an ump?)