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Postby jfg » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:54 am

http://tinyurl.com/2ox9fp (from SI.com)

NEW YORK (AP) -- A video of New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez and Hall of Famer Juan Marichal at a cockfight was posted this week on YouTube.

Martinez and Marichal laugh before releasing the roosters. The two took part as honorary "soltadores," the word used to describe the person who puts the animal to fight.
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The animal released by Martinez appears to be killed on the video, which was posted Tuesday. The fight takes place in the Coliseo de Gallos (Rooster Coliseum) in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's biggest cockfighting venue. Cockfighting is legal and popular in the Dominican Republic.

By early Thursday, the video was removed "due to terms of use violation."
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:57 am

Oy. :-[ :-[ :-/ :-[ :-[
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:02 am

Its legal. Other than some public backlash i dont see anything to worry about here.
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Postby mweir145 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:16 am

Why would this be any problem at all?
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Postby Andy1234 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:34 am

mweir145 wrote:Why would this be any problem at all?
I could be mistaken, but isn't their some correlalation to having a losing cock and poor pitching? I'm sure someone has historical stats to back this up.
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Postby jlm53089 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:09 am

A Dominican version of Michael Vick.

But I believe cock fighting is legal.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:46 am

cock fighting is indeed legal in the dominican, but any type of animal fighting is looked at negatively by american culture. i dont think this is quite as bad as vick for a few reasons.

1. the legality of it. he didnt break any laws
2. cocks are not a part of the american culture like dogs are.
3. he wasnt running the show, just witnessing/"honorary" participant.
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Postby apz » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:57 am

I hear Johan Santana is a bullfighter in the off season. :-D :-B
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Re: Uh oh Pedro

Postby hybrid » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:08 am

Honestly it's a better sporting chance to live then we give the same animals over here. I dont get how the majority of Americans can look at this poorly with all things considered. Not trying to start a debate on an entirely different subject, just saying.
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Re: Uh oh Pedro

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:52 am

hybrid wrote:Honestly it's a better sporting chance to live then we give the same animals over here. I dont get how the majority of Americans can look at this poorly with all things considered. Not trying to start a debate on an entirely different subject, just saying.


well said ;-D
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