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Old 05-29-2018, 07:38 AM
DrCrawdad DrCrawdad is offline
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Default Tony Rizzo, Dirty Is As Dirty Does

Last year Tony Rizzo injured a catcher on tag play at home that the next day was ruled in violation of the rules. Rizzo received no league discipline.

Yesterday Tony was out at home on a force play. The catcher then steps in front of the plate giving Tony a clear path to the plate, even though Tony was out. Tony then takes out the unsuspecting Pirate catcher, again in clear violation of the rules.

Tony got away with a dirty play last year. Tony got away with a dirty play this year. Dirty is as dirty does. Tony Rizzo is a dirty ballplayer.

Why does he get away with it? First is because Tony plays for the Cubs. Second, because of his reputation, he's Saint Tony, face of the Cubs franchise, and one of the faces of MLB.

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