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lukeman89
07-14-2006, 09:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2520030

Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said Friday that his fine for inciting the crowd after a brawl in a game against the Cubs was reduced to $250 after his appeal.

MrRoboto83
07-14-2006, 09:20 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2520030

Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said Friday that his fine for inciting the crowd after a brawl in a game against the Cubs was reduced to $250 after his appeal.

That's like a $1 fine to folks like us.

greygoose
07-14-2006, 09:21 PM
Fined for his "reputation" :angry:

viagracat
07-14-2006, 09:22 PM
That's like a $1 fine to folks like us.

Exactly. I was gonna post the same thing. I don't think AJ is worried.

lukeman89
07-14-2006, 09:27 PM
this is actually the dumbest fine i have ever heard of in all of sports. obviously they realized that he shouldnt have been fined at all, but they didnt want to admit that they were wrong so they reduced it to a fine smaller than the cubs chances of winning the WS in the next 5 years.

jehosaphat
07-14-2006, 10:18 PM
What a strange amount - $250.00. Merits of the cases aside, it is simply weird. Parking tickets can cost more.

ohiosoxfan12
07-14-2006, 11:23 PM
They might as well have just slapped him on the hand.

Dibbs
07-14-2006, 11:26 PM
They might as well have just slapped him on the hand.

He'd probably rather pay the $250 than get slapped on the hand!

That is a strange amount....he should've never been fined in the first place.

getonbckthr
07-14-2006, 11:45 PM
We should have 250 WSI'ers give a dollar each and send to KW, Jerry and AJ.

MrRoboto83
07-14-2006, 11:51 PM
We should 250 WSI'ers to give a dollar each and send to KW, Jerry and AJ.

Jerry gets enough of my money the way it is.:D:

itsnotrequired
07-15-2006, 12:33 AM
AJ is making $4 million this year. This is the equivilent of making $1,923/hr based on a standrd 2,080 hour work-year. So he has been fined a total of 7 minutes worth of work.

Hell, a bathroom break takes that long.

soxfanreggie
07-15-2006, 01:24 AM
I don't even flinch anymore when a player gets fined $10k. They can think of it as a charitable donation because isn't that usually where the $$$ go. Heck, Mark Cuban getting fined $100,000 is nothing to him.

Mickster
07-15-2006, 09:15 AM
According to AJ, he's still pissed about the fine, regardless of the amount. According to THIS (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060714soxbits,1,7148335.story?coll=cs-home-headlines), Bob Watson gave A.J. his initial fine for his actions the day after the Barrett incident.

"The thing that bothered me was that during the (June 30) hearing, Bob Watson said I was fined for things that happened the next day (May 21)," Pierzynski said. "For trying to bunt (after hitting a home run off Carlos Zambrano), for trying to slide too hard to break up a double play the next day. That was the thing that bothered me more than anything during the appeal on the phone. He said I was fined for the way I played. How can they justify that?"

MrRoboto83
07-15-2006, 09:30 AM
Quote:
"The thing that bothered me was that during the (June 30) hearing, Bob Watson said I was fined for things that happened the next day (May 21)," Pierzynski said. "For trying to bunt (after hitting a home run off Carlos Zambrano), for trying to slide too hard to break up a double play the next day. That was the thing that bothered me more than anything during the appeal on the phone. He said I was fined for the way I played. How can they justify that?"

This is insane, this is what is wrong with baseball, how can they fine a player for playing the game the way it was meant to be played?

SoxandtheCityTee
07-15-2006, 09:31 AM
According to AJ, he's still pissed about the fine, regardless of the amount. According to THIS (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060714soxbits,1,7148335.story?coll=cs-home-headlines), Bob Watson gave A.J. his initial fine for his actions the day after the Barrett incident.

Wow, that's just wrong. This teensy fine is almost an admission by MLB of that.

Chips
07-15-2006, 09:34 AM
We should have 250 WSI'ers give a dollar each and send to KW, Jerry and AJ.

No way.

peeonwrigley
07-15-2006, 10:38 AM
Such a ****ing cop out. Baseball didn't want to admit they were totally in the wrong so they came up with crap reasoning and cut the fine to a completely inconsequential amount.

soxfanreggie
07-15-2006, 10:56 AM
More proof that Watson should be canned along with Selig.

mwc44
07-15-2006, 11:00 AM
It's still $250 too much for doing nothing more than flapping his arms.

MrRoboto83
07-15-2006, 11:05 AM
It's still $250 too much for doing nothing more than flapping his arms.

Exactly, didn't Watson see the movie "Angels in the Outfield?"

Steelrod
07-15-2006, 11:09 AM
Buehrle should be awarded $250 for his reputation of being a good guy!

Corlose 15
07-15-2006, 12:40 PM
This is getting out of control. AJ's reputation is snowballing from a bunch of head's up plays and rumors. Name one thing that AJ did wrong in the postseason last year? He gets suckerpunched by Barrett (who admits to the arbitrator that AJ did nothing wrong) and he still gets fined. The media wants a story so anytime he comes up to bat its "Controversial" AJ, or "he's always in the thick of things". The idea that Watson would get sucked into this garbage and fine him as a "warning" for his play is an absolute joke. :angry:

Furthermore, the idea that Barrett would have to even tell people that its a clean play just shows how little these people are using their brains. :mad:

dwalteroo
07-16-2006, 03:47 PM
AJ should write them a check for $249.99. Just as a tiny protest.

lukeman89
07-16-2006, 04:38 PM
he should put $250.00 in pennies in one of those 5 gallon water jugs from a water cooler and have jenks ship it to selig using DHL.

TornLabrum
07-16-2006, 04:47 PM
he should put $250.00 in pennies in one of those 5 gallon water jugs from a water cooler and have jenks ship it to selig using DHL.

No, he should use UPS or FedEx (not official sponsors of MLB, Inc.).