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Postby kimchi_chigae » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:49 am

No word yet on any suspension, but rotoworld is reporting that there is video evidence that Fielder and the ump made some contact.


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A loss on more than one level

After ejection, Fielder may face more discipline
By RICK BRAUN
mailto:rbraun@journalsentinel.com
Posted: Aug. 12, 2007

Houston - The Milwaukee Brewers lost a game Sunday. They're hoping they didn't lose one of their star players for a few games, too.

Lance Berkman snapped a 2-2 tie with a leadoff homer in the eighth inning to ignite a four-run rally that sent the Houston Astros to a 6-4 victory at Minute Maid Park in a game that featured the ejection of Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder for arguing with home plate umpire Wally Bell.

Bell called Fielder out on a close pitch from Mark McLemore to end the top of the eighth inning, and when Fielder said something, Bell stepped toward him and tossed him from the game. That put Fielder into a mild rage, and he got into Bell's face and gestured strongly.

Brewers manager Ned Yost rushed out to the field to try to protect Fielder but arrived after Fielder began arguing.

Whether Fielder will be suspended for possibly bumping Bell is likely to be ruled upon soon.

Fielder did not think he made contact with Bell.

"I didn't touch him," Fielder said.

If there is any further action on the incident, much of it will be based on any report Bell writes up.

"I'll write up a report, too," Yost said.

The blow-up was somewhat uncharacteristic for Fielder, who usually keeps his composure. At the same time, Yost said, Fielder is a highly competitive person.

"I don't usually jaw much," Fielder said. "I don't jaw about anything unless I'm right."

Said Yost: "It's a tight game, and he plays with a lot of emotion. He thought the pitch wasn't a strike. He said something and the umpire threw him out, then he got upset because he felt the umpire shouldn't have thrown him out."
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Re: Prince Fielder Could Get Suspended

Postby Try2Live4God » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:58 am

I heard or read somewhere that it wasn't serious enough for a suspension..... :-?

I could be wrong though...
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Re: Prince Fielder Could Get Suspended

Postby Secret Avatar » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:34 pm

God I hope he doesn't get suspended. He's back to clobbering the ball after a month-long power outage.
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Re: Prince Fielder Could Get Suspended

Postby ctt8410 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:03 pm

He's been suspended for 3 games. I'm sure he'll appeal that.
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Re: Prince Fielder Could Get Suspended

Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:18 pm

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Fielder suspended three games
NL home run leader penalized for arguing with umpire
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com


MILWAUKEE -- Brewers first baseman and National League home run leader Prince Fielder was suspended three games by Major League Baseball for his run-in with umpire Wally Bell on Sunday in Houston.

The suspension is to begin immediately unless Fielder appeals, which he is likely to do.

The incident happened in the eighth inning of a tied game at Minute Maid Park, after Fielder was called out on strikes to end the inning. Fielder, who teammate Geoff Jenkins said was upset about a perceived bad call earlier in the game, said something to Bell and was ejected. Fielder became enraged and got into a shouting match with Bell, but later insisted he never made contact with the umpire.

With Tony Graffanino out for the season with a knee injury, the most likely replacement for a suspended Fielder at first base is Joe Dillon, a longtime Minor Leaguer who was promoted to the Brewers on July 31.

In a separate move, the Brewers recalled outfielder Gabe Gross from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday and designated right-handed reliever Chris Spurling for assignment. Gross batted .355 in 20 games since a demotion to Nashville, belting four home runs.

The Brewers had been carrying 13 pitchers including Spurling. In 11 games since the All-Star break, Spurling had an 8.53 ERA and opponents were hitting .345 against him. He surrendered two runs in Tuesday's blowout loss to St. Louis.
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Re: Prince Fielder Suspended (Edited)

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:45 pm

It usually takes about 6-8 weeks for the suspension/appeal process to play out anyways, so I'd be surprised if it had any fantasy implications - he probably wouldn't even start serving until late September...

Anyone remember how long the Matt Capps thing dragged on earlier this year?
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Re: Prince Fielder Suspended (Edited)

Postby brewcrew4you » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:58 pm

It would be nice if the Brewers were able to get enough of a lead that he could sit out the last 3 games of the regular season...
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Re: Prince Fielder Suspended (Edited)

Postby akula » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:14 pm

bad news for H2H owners

he is on the can't cut list..
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Re: Prince Fielder Suspended (Edited)

Postby Lofunzo » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:41 pm

akula wrote:bad news for H2H owners

he is on the can't cut list..


What does that list have to do with anything?? Would you consider cutting him because he is out for 3 games?? 8-o
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Re: Prince Fielder Suspended (Edited)

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:52 pm

What does that list have to do with anything?? Would you consider cutting him because he is out for 3 games??


If he was out for the last 3 games of the season, I would....

Or even if he's out 3 in the last week of the season he could be worth cutting.....
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