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It's Time
05-20-2006, 04:50 PM
No ****ing way, A.J..:angry: Listening to the score right now and A.J. told a security guard to talk to Barrett so they could talk this over. They are "good friends" according to A.J. and A.J. plans to call him later.

He is just waiting to hear if Barrett wants to talk. Not only that, Barrett said the play was clean.

DickAllen72
05-20-2006, 04:53 PM
A.J. is a bigger man than I. Hat's off to A.J.

spawn
05-20-2006, 05:04 PM
I was watching the Fox postgame show, and Barrett admitted it was a clean play. He says he thought AJ was coming at him after scoring, but he didn't blame AJ at all, that it was clean, and whatever consequences arise, he'll accept them. He seemed upset that the incident happened. He realized he overreacted, and he seems sorry about it. I don't see anything wrong with those guys putting it behind them. AJ said they are friends off the field, so props to AJ and to Barrett for admitting it was a good play.

PaleHoseGeorge
05-20-2006, 05:06 PM
I was watching the Fox postgame show, and Barrett admitted it was a clean play. He says he thought AJ was coming at him after scoring, but he didn't blame AJ at all, that it was clean, and whatever consequences arise, he'll accept them. He seemed upset that the incident happened. He realized he overreacted, and he seems sorry about it. I don't see anything wrong with those guys putting it behind them. AJ said they are friends off the field, so props to AJ and to Barrett for admitting it was a good play.

I think Barrett's greenie finally wore off.

TheKittle
05-20-2006, 05:13 PM
I was watching the Fox postgame show, and Barrett admitted it was a clean play. He says he thought AJ was coming at him after scoring, but he didn't blame AJ at all, that it was clean,

Ok I'll can understand how Barrett would overreact. Things happen in the heat of the game.

I just hope MLB doesn't overreact and suspend AJ and Pods.

viagracat
05-20-2006, 05:14 PM
Barrett's a hot-headed jag and a crybaby. Not buying it. He's done this several times before just this season, as well as previously. And he'll do it again. If I'd done that I'd be in jail and making sure I get a soap-on-a-rope when I take my shower tomorrow...

Barrett deserves at least five off for this.:angry: This just pisses me off.

spawn
05-20-2006, 05:16 PM
Ok I'll can understand how Barrett would overreact. Things happen in the heat of the game.

I just hope MLB doesn't overreact and suspend AJ and Pods.

I'm still wondering why the hell AJ got tossed. He didn't do anything wrong! Pods was trying to break things up and didn't throw a punch, so I can't see him getting suspended. Anderson on the other hand can expect to miss some games. But I love how he got in the middle of it all.

Chisox003
05-20-2006, 05:20 PM
I'm still wondering why the hell AJ got tossed. He didn't do anything wrong! Pods was trying to break things up and didn't throw a punch, so I can't see him getting suspended. Anderson on the other hand can expect to miss some games. But I love how he got in the middle of it all.
It had to be a tough call for the umpires.

I mean, it was chaos. Now if the MLB suspends AJ.....different story, they have replays. Anderson's gonna get 4 or 5 though.

One of my buddies was at the game and said one of the Cubs players was motioning and tell the crowd behind their dugout to come fight him. Anyone else confirm this?

These ass clowns are gonna start a riot

MERPER
05-20-2006, 05:20 PM
AJ got tossed to "keep the peace" cuz if he hadn't then cubs pitchers would have thrown at him all game...

AJ should not get suspended for this... he said if he does, he will fight it...

Barrett is a punk who clearly doesn't like physical contact an basically showed the frustration on the North Side to the rest of the world....

So, the impending question is this: How long before psychoZambrano beans AJ tomorrow and we have another brawl?

RowanDye
05-20-2006, 05:21 PM
Seems like a BIG misunderstanding and overreaction on Barret's part. A.J. jogs to get his helmet and Barret thinks he has to protect his manhood. I don't buy that this would have happened at any other game though....

spawn
05-20-2006, 05:22 PM
If Zambrano does bean AJ, I think he'll be tossed immediately.

LuvSox
05-20-2006, 05:24 PM
Seems like a BIG misunderstanding and overreaction on Barret's part. A.J. jogs to get his helmet and Barret thinks he has to protect his manhood.

He lost his manhood the moment he put on that hat with the stupid little "C" on it.

CHISOXFAN13
05-20-2006, 05:25 PM
If Zambrano does bean AJ, I think he'll be tossed immediately.

Yep. i would expect there to be a warning to both squads before the game starts tomorrow.

Also, Levine just said he spoke with an rep. from the umpires and said there's no way A.J. will get suspended. Take it for what it's worth.

TheKittle
05-20-2006, 05:27 PM
So, the impending question is this: How long before psychoZambrano beans AJ tomorrow and we have another brawl?

That's my biggest concern now. That ****er is such an idiot, I bet he will go Charles Martin and have his "hit list" AJ, Ig, Thome, PK Pods, BA.

IlliniSox4Life
05-20-2006, 05:30 PM
That's my biggest concern now. That ****er is such an idiot, I bet he will go Charles Martin and have his "hit list" AJ, Ig, Thome, PK Pods, BA.

Just a hit? I think Iguchi will get 3 hits :D:

PatK
05-20-2006, 05:31 PM
I don't want to see anybody defend Barret or accept his "apology".

He's a punky. A whiner. A crybaby.

This is the third time he's done something like this for pretty much no reason.

First he got in Oswalt's face.

His incident against Dave Roberts showed what a true baby he is.

His fragile North Side ego got busted today.

Funny thing is- all three incidents happened in games that turned out to be Flub loses.

He is Cubs baseball/fans personified- whine when something happens that you don't like and make excuses afterward.

MERPER
05-20-2006, 05:31 PM
If Zambrano does bean AJ, I think he'll be tossed immediately.


That is what concerns me.. this guy isnt having a Cy Young year and for all intents and purposes, the Cubs season is over already.. what does he have to lose to go head-hunting 2morrow? NOTHING...

tick53
05-20-2006, 05:39 PM
A.J. is a bigger man than I. Hat's off to A.J.

Here Here! "Blessed are the peacemakers."

DickAllen72
05-20-2006, 05:51 PM
Here Here! "Blessed are the peacemakers."
Amen.

DickAllen72
05-20-2006, 05:55 PM
I don't want to see anybody defend Barret or accept his "apology".

He's a punky. A whiner. A crybaby.

This is the third time he's done something like this for pretty much no reason.

First he got in Oswalt's face.

His incident against Dave Roberts showed what a true baby he is.

His fragile North Side ego got busted today.

Funny thing is- all three incidents happened in games that turned out to be Flub loses.

He is Cubs baseball/fans personified- whine when something happens that you don't like and make excuses afterward.

You're absolutely correct.

I don't buy Barret's "apology" because right before he hit A.J. he reportedly said, "I didn't even have the ball, bitch!" Not something a guy would say to someone he thought was "coming after" him.

Plus, who "comes after" a guy that slowly with both of his hands down???

Still, it's not between me and Barrett, it's between him and A.J. A.J. has taken the high road and is showing himself to be a peacemaker by extending the olive branch to Barrett. That's a very Christian thing to do, and A.J. gets my applause for it.

Barrett still has to be held responsible for his actions by MLB, and a twenty game suspension seems about right.

jongarlandlover
05-20-2006, 06:05 PM
You're absolutely correct.

I don't buy Barret's "apology" because right before he hit A.J. he reportedly said, "I didn't even have the ball, bitch!" Not something a guy would say to someone he thought was "coming after" him.

Plus, who "comes after" a guy that slowly with both of his hands down???

Still, it's not between me and Barrett, it's between him and A.J. A.J. has taken the high road and is showing himself to be a peacemaker by extending the olive branch to Barrett. That's a very Christian thing to do, and A.J. gets my applause for it.

Barrett still has to be held responsible for his actions by MLB, and a twenty game suspension seems about right.

wow. i didn't know barrett said that. i could see he said something to a.j. but i couldn't make it out.

my applause to a.j. for wanting to work it out rather than fight over it.

white sox bill
05-20-2006, 06:06 PM
I predict 7 games

Deebs14
05-20-2006, 06:06 PM
He is Cubs baseball/fans personified- whine when something happens that you don't like and make excuses afterward.

Ha Ha! You hit the nail right on the head my man! :thumbsup:

Lip Man 1
05-20-2006, 06:09 PM
Dusty himself said he thought Barrett overreacted and said the cause was 'frustration...'

I can see that...when you suck as badly as they do and your city rival has just won the World Seriers and is kicking your asses you tend to get 'frustrated.'

:rolleyes:

Lip

soxjim
05-20-2006, 06:11 PM
I do think that sorry ass zambrano will try something. He will then experience a south side beat down.

MRM
05-20-2006, 07:20 PM
I do think that sorry ass zambrano will try something. He will then experience a south side beat down.

No way. Zambano is hot as can be. No way he starts throwing at the Sox.

That said, he IS known to temper tantrums of his own. :D:

Steelrod
05-20-2006, 07:24 PM
I predict 7 games
His punishment should be a lifetime contract on the North side! Would serve him right!

StockdaleForVeep
05-20-2006, 07:26 PM
I was amazed how anderson was tossed and not pods, who was the second man in and threw barrett do the ground.

My hat off to barrett for admitting his fault and not trying to make excuses

Chips
05-20-2006, 07:29 PM
Ok I'll can understand how Barrett would overreact. Things happen in the heat of the game.

I just hope MLB doesn't overreact and suspend AJ and Pods.

I could have sworn I heard one of the announcers say that in order to be suspended, you need to be tossed from the game. I don't know if this is true or not.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-20-2006, 07:30 PM
A creative White Sox fan needs an AJ Video Part Two to commerate today's game.

Part 1: http://boonebitch.ytmnd.com/

rightsox
05-20-2006, 07:32 PM
I was amazed how anderson was tossed and not pods, who was the second man in and threw barrett do the ground.
Anderson came flying in out of nowhere and knocked off Barrett's helmet and then went to work on Mabry. He deserves a fine, maybe a game or two off, and a couple free beers on AJ.

Edit: And a standing ovation the next time he comes to the plate.

mike squires
05-20-2006, 08:32 PM
That's kind of funny/ I imagined today both of them sitting in their flip flops and towels after AJ brought a beer over to work things out. I imagined both of them watching the replays together and then the rest of the game.

DickAllen72
05-20-2006, 08:41 PM
My hat off to barrett for admitting his fault and not trying to make excuses

Not trying to make excuses???? Give me a break!

First he tells Dusty he punched him because AJ ran into him when he didn't have the ball.

Then, after even Dusty says that's a clean play, he changes it to, "He was coming at me."

Replays clearly show A.J. was not coming at him. Barret grabbed A.J. from the side, called him a "bitch" for running into him, then punched him.

His excuse about "he was coming at me" is fabricated to try to reduce his suspension and fine.

Tragg
05-20-2006, 09:05 PM
Keep the high-road, AJ. No retaliation tomorrow, please....that's just putting ourselves on their level. Don't lift Barrett from the punk level at which he currently resides.

And way to go Dusty for seeing the play for what it is. Bad news though, it won't sit well with your superiors and I predict that they'll throw you under the bus as the designated 2006 scapegoat, sometime before the all star break.

oeo
05-20-2006, 09:19 PM
You're absolutely correct.

I don't buy Barret's "apology" because right before he hit A.J. he reportedly said, "I didn't even have the ball, bitch!" Not something a guy would say to someone he thought was "coming after" him.

Plus, who "comes after" a guy that slowly with both of his hands down???

Still, it's not between me and Barrett, it's between him and A.J. A.J. has taken the high road and is showing himself to be a peacemaker by extending the olive branch to Barrett. That's a very Christian thing to do, and A.J. gets my applause for it.

Barrett still has to be held responsible for his actions by MLB, and a twenty game suspension seems about right.

Hey Barrett, why the hell would AJ be coming after you? Think about it, you didn't do anything to him, why would he want to pick a fight with you?

flo-B-flo
05-20-2006, 09:20 PM
Dusty himself said he thought Barrett overreacted and said the cause was 'frustration...'

I can see that...when you suck as badly as they do and your city rival has just won the World Seriers and is kicking your asses you tend to get 'frustrated.'

:rolleyes:

Lip Ye of succinct words. They are really bad. So bad some of the "keep slapping me I don't care cubbies go go" croud out here are questioning the c-- fan commentators - something I've never seen. They are gonna skin yet another baseball lifer. Watch them hire Sandberg.

drewcifer
05-20-2006, 09:41 PM
We are winners. The Cubs organization - Not.

Let's not dive into parsing actions, history, etc.

It was pure and simple baseball that boiled down to two things: A catcher protecting a run, and a runner trying to score.

AJ did his job; Barrett was the loser and showed that he is in every conceivable sense of the word "LOSER".

Done.

Let's sweep 'em with a win tomorrow and who gives a **** about the ****ing cubs or their continued lack of class or success.

Be Sox fans... Winner Sox fans.... and not gab on and on.

I'm way more interested in the Reds closing another one out against the Tigers right now.

southside rocks
05-20-2006, 10:01 PM
This is a pretty dramatic illustration of how differently the two teams play-- and think.

In Barrett's baseball world, you don't knock down the catcher when he doesn't have the ball.

In AJ's world, you do whatever it takes to get to home plate and score the run.

This was good, clean, scrapper baseball.

Barrett lives in LoserLand, AJ has a World Series ring. Nuff said?

soxfan13
05-20-2006, 10:11 PM
OK ill be the devils advocate. I was at the game today and really it happened so fast you didnt know what happened, Not to back Barrett but was I the only one that saw AJ GIVE THE EXTRA SHOVE WITH HIS SHOULDER on the replays!!!

RadioheadRocks
05-20-2006, 10:15 PM
OK ill be the devils advocate. I was at the game today and really it happened so fast you didnt know what happened, Not to back Barrett but was I the only one that saw AJ GIVE THE EXTRA SHOVE WITH HIS SHOULDER on the replays!!!

There was contact with the shoulder but that was nowhere near a shove. A.J. was clearly trying to go around Barrett and that was more incidental contact than anything deliberate on A.J.'s part.

Grzegorz
05-20-2006, 10:26 PM
Ok I'll can understand how Barrett would overreact. Things happen in the heat of the game.


Yeah, things get heated but battery? This incident closely following the Dave Roberts meltdown means that MLB will come down hard on this guy.

Two words for Mr. Barrett; anger management.

hawkjt
05-20-2006, 10:28 PM
What is stunning to me is brantley and a few others have actually suggested the cubs may retaliate at AJ or other sox tomorrow.

Like the cubs will be throwing at the sox cuz barrett cheapshot punched AJ!!!

If anyone would be justified in hitting someone it would obviously be the sox but they wont, I hope.

CLR01
05-20-2006, 10:51 PM
There was contact with the shoulder but that was nowhere near a shove. A.J. was clearly trying to go around Barrett and that was more incidental contact than anything deliberate on A.J.'s part.


Exactly, A.J. was trying to go around him and Barrett rolled into him while getting up. At worst they are both responsible for the second contact.

CLR01
05-20-2006, 10:54 PM
One of my buddies was at the game and said one of the Cubs players was motioning and tell the crowd behind their dugout to come fight him. Anyone else confirm this?

These ass clowns are gonna start a riot


The security guards were gathered on top of the Cubs dugout pointing to someone in the stands and a number of Cub players were looking back but I don't know if they were trying to start a fight.

rpac44
05-20-2006, 10:58 PM
What is stunning to me is brantley and a few others have actually suggested the cubs may retaliate at AJ or other sox tomorrow.

Like the cubs will be throwing at the sox cuz barrett cheapshot punched AJ!!!

If anyone would be justified in hitting someone it would obviously be the sox but they wont, I hope.he is a complete ass, but to be fair to brantley, he said if its the sixth inning or later, and the cubs are leading 17-1 (and we all know that wont happen) he would hit AJ, otherwise he would do so only if dusty told him to

chitownhawkfan
05-20-2006, 11:02 PM
What is stunning to me is brantley and a few others have actually suggested the cubs may retaliate at AJ or other sox tomorrow.

Like the cubs will be throwing at the sox cuz barrett cheapshot punched AJ!!!

If anyone would be justified in hitting someone it would obviously be the sox but they wont, I hope.


I dont like seeing people get hurt, but you have to protect your players and send the message that these things wont fly. The High Road is great when things are at a verbal level, but when it gets physical you have to protect yourself. Start Boone Logan and go head hunting.

digdagdug23
05-20-2006, 11:16 PM
And way to go Dusty for seeing the play for what it is. Bad news though, it won't sit well with your superiors and I predict that they'll throw you under the bus as the designated 2006 scapegoat, sometime before the all star break.
But we all know, the secret to success is to know whom to blame for your failures. I wonder if Bartman is feeling a little relief?

My brother-in-law, a true bleeding blue flubs fan called me tonight. To paraphrase, his first remark was "that asshat needs to be suspended for the remainder of the season!" To which I replied, "don't start, your catcher was blocking the plate!" his response? "No you nitwit, I was referring to Barrett." After I scraped my jaw from the patio deck, we had a lenthy discussion on what a mess it all was, I am still a little stunned that he actually acknoweldged the fact outright.

Umm, I don't want to be an alarmist but.........I fully expect a swarm of locusts tonight, and the Mississippi to turn to blood.

TheOldRoman
05-21-2006, 12:39 AM
Barrett is a thug, and he was looking to start problems. He took some heat for his bitchery last week with Dave Roberts, and he wanted to start something to spark the club.

Jill Carlson said in the postgame show that she asked Barrett for an interview after the game win or lose. Barrett told her incredulously "I don't know... A lot can happen during a game." I think Barrett was waiting for something the least bit questionable to happen, and when it did he threw the sucker punch.

markopat
05-21-2006, 12:55 AM
He lost his manhood the moment he put on that hat with the stupid little "C" on it.

LOL...HA

hawkjt
05-21-2006, 03:55 AM
In an radio interview this morning before the game Barrett did indicate the cubs need a spark and even hinted that a brawl would wake the team up. I think he was spoiling for a fight.

Joosh
05-21-2006, 04:13 AM
I doubt there will be any retribution during tomorrow's game, and wouldn't be surprised one bit if there are warnings issued before the game tomorrow.

jabrch
05-21-2006, 11:52 AM
I highly doubt Ozzie or our players would look for retaliation today. Iguchi took care of that. That said, maybe at the series in Wrigley, or maybe next summer, I wouldn't be surprised to see Barrett take on in the ribs.

Now if Zambrano goes out there and hits one of our guys, that's another story. But I can't see that happeneing. The Cubs have no reason to try and get us that way, as we did nothing wrong.