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Old 08-20-2013, 10:36 PM
DrCrawdad DrCrawdad is offline
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Default Ryan Dempster Suspended 5 Games

Dumpster suspended 5 games for throwing at and hitting A-Roid.

I'm no fan of A-Roid but I'm no fan of Dumpster either. His throwing at A-Roid was stupid and IMHO an appeal to the meatball Red Sox fans much like the crap Dumpster spewed after the Sox won the World Series (he spewed about how much bigger and better it would be if the Cubbies won the World Series, true or not, that was a classless appeal to meatball/meathead Cubbie clowns).

Too bad A-Roid didn't have a steroid enraged outburst against Dumpster.

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Old 08-20-2013, 11:01 PM
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Default Yankees surging

They just swept BJs in a DH. I could see this igniting the Yankees and get them in the playoffs. I hate Dumps as a Chub or Red Sox.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:22 PM
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It was a classless move from somebody who has been portrayed as a class act.

If you can't then get the guy you hit out the next AB it kind of makes it pointless. More so when you give up a homer.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:12 AM
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I'm not a fan of A-Rod, at all, but I was glad that he crushed that home run ball. Bush league move by Dempster.

Thanks for being an awesome ambassador Minnie!
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:14 PM
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I attended a Yankee event last week where Wade Boggs, Goose Gossage, and Phil Niekro spoke on a panel. All three passionately derided PED users and advocated life-time bans and voided contracts for users. They don't think that the league is going far enough to tip the risk-reward balance toward playing clean.

With that said, I think Dempster's act was a reflection of that from the current players. I understand that there is a process and the league is working through that with Rodriguez, but players are understandably frustrated with this garbage permeating the game. As the Hall of Famers mentioned above stated, there used to be a code in the league where organizations would black-ball these kinds of players and handle things independently as well. In a league where guys like Miguel Tejada and Bartolo Colon are brought back after repeated use and where guys like Melky Cabrera get rewarded with big contracts after use, it is up to someone to force a change.

Despite the process, the Yankees don't have to play Rodriguez - they could keep him on the DL, keep him on the bench, or release him. However, they have not chosen to do any of those things that I would classify as "classy" moves. The Patriots didn't wait until the guilty verdict comes down to cut Aaron Hernandez, and I believe that the Yankees don't need the final result to be mediated before taking their own action with Rodriguez.

At some point, the credibility of the game has to be put ahead of the circus. I actually applaud Dempster for sending that message; my only regret is that he didn't strike Rodriguez out in the next at bat.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:36 PM
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I wish more pitchers would do this to Arod, Braun, and others of their ilk. If baseball won't do what is necessary and throw them out of the game, then it's time for the clean players to take it into their own hands.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ND_Sox_Fan View Post
The Patriots didn't wait until the guilty verdict comes down to cut Aaron Hernandez, and I believe that the Yankees don't need the final result to be mediated before taking their own action with Rodriguez.
I'm no Rodriguez fan, but comparing him to Hernandez is beyond ridiculous.

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