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Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby ab » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:43 pm

Ponson dfa'd for a clubhouse incident.

Through 3 innings, the Rangers commentators will NOT shut up about how bad a guy Sidney Ponson is, but no one will say what he did. Ponson sucks and I'm not sure why they care, so he must have done something REALLY crappy. Anyone have any inside knowledge? Only curious because these Rangers commentators will not shut up (one of them just said "he wouldn't shut his big, fat mouth.")
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby mweir145 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:19 pm

That's the one good thing about the Blue Jays. All of their clubhouse incidents come out in public. It's exciting. :-b
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby dryice » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:35 pm

yea...i heard..Pontoon actually got an out the other day so he's back to livin the high life
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby MasterX1918 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:15 am

He probably showed up to a game drunk. How many times has he been caught DUI/DWI? 3 times?
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby TonyCee » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:18 am

Speculation on Rotoworld is that it could be related to the Mike Young incident.
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:11 am

TonyCee wrote:Speculation on Rotoworld is that it could be related to the Mike Young incident.


whats the Michael Young incident ??
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby Rman3911 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:12 am

MasterX1918 wrote:He probably showed up to a game drunk. How many times has he been caught DUI/DWI? 3 times?


I think it's 5 DUIs, about on par with Notah Begay of golf. Not to mention punching out a judge, he's on the right track in live ;-D
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby TonyCee » Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:01 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:
TonyCee wrote:Speculation on Rotoworld is that it could be related to the Mike Young incident.


whats the Michael Young incident ??


Young supposedly dropped a weighted kettle ball, used in conditioning, on his left hand, according to the Dallas Morning News. 9 (from rotoworld)
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby Shiner » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:02 pm

From the Dallas Morning News.....
According to multiple club sources, the situation had been bubbling for days and came to a head in the last two days over a disagreement in Ponson's pitching schedule.

Ponson, who pitched on three days' rest (one less than normal) Wednesday, was told he'd get five days' rest before his next start, according to sources. He challenged the Rangers to release him.

The Rangers had asked Ponson (4-1, 3.88 ERA) to take an extra day of rest to keep Kevin Millwood on his normal four days' rest.

According to the sources, however, problems began to fester more than a week ago when the Rangers were in Tampa Bay.

The night before his start against the Rays, according to the sources, Ponson was seen late in the evening in the hotel bar. The next day, he lasted only five innings and allowed 12 hits in a 7-3 loss.

Club officials spoke with Ponson, 31, about comportment after the incident and reiterated the "one-strike" stance they took when they signed him in March. In essence, the club said it would cut ties if he had one behavioral issue.

By the time the Rangers made the announcement Friday afternoon, Ponson's locker had been cleaned out, and he'd left the clubhouse.
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Re: Sidney Ponson dfa'd

Postby Ajax » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:01 am

Shiner wrote:From the Dallas Morning News.....

He challenged the Rangers to release him.



I can't help but find the mental image of Ponson "challenging" a mlb team to release him to be humorous.
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