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Postby Tis » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:58 pm

Did I miss an announcement about a crackdown on behavior this year? I have 2 guys on my team already who have received questionable suspensions this year. Beckett... maybe he did throw at the guy's head, but the on field crew didnt think so. They wouldnt have even warned him if the benches hadn't cleared. Milton Bradley.. a two game suspension because some anal retentive league employee went back and decided his cap slightly grazed the officials cap? (Mind you, he does have behavior issues, but that seems excessive...).

So did I miss something about a no tolerance policy or something... or is someone in the office just enjoying swinging his suspension stick at every opportunity?
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Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:01 pm

You're just noticing it more because they were guys on your team. Beckett threw at a player high and Bradley made contact with an official. The severity of either is inconsequential.
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Postby silverZ » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:23 pm

They both deserved what they got. 98 MPH fastballs at someones head and pulling a Bradley on a umpire should result in suspensions and fines.
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:26 pm

milton being milton. honestly who isn't surprised he goes bonkers again and gets penalized? it's almost a sure thing as him getting hurt.
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Postby jsphlly » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:47 pm

You should be thankful that Milton didn't tear his ACL whilst arguing with the ump.
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Postby KCollins1304 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:46 pm

With Beckett it wasn't even so much that he threw at Abreu. He completely escalated the situation by himself after the benches cleared. After the pitch, the benches cleared and everyone was on the field but everything was calm. All the players left the field as Sciocia(sp) talked to the ump and then Beckett came up to them and started running his mouth. That is when the benches really emptied and people had to be tossed.
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Postby tah161 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:36 pm

6 games I thought was a little harsh especially since no punches were thrown. Plus Beckett wasnt even thrown out of the game.

At first I thought Miltons was harsh, just for getting tossed, but then I read he made contact with the ump and realized 2 games wasnt harsh at all.

Beckett should get his reduced after the appeal
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Postby KCollins1304 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:47 pm

Pitchers get suspended longer than position players because they have off 4 days between starts anyway. It basically takes a 6 game suspension to even amount to anything. It's still only equivalent to making a position player sit out for 4 innings of a game.
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Postby CadensDad » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:16 am

Both suspensions are right on target IMO, Both players also have a history of being hot heads.
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Postby Ender » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:49 am

The Beckett suspension is silly but the Bradley one is right on target. Beckett threw a ball seconds after a call of time out and it happened to go near someone, this kind of thing happens all the darn time.

Bradley bumped an ump after a questionable but not terrible strike 3, that is the type of pitch Marmol gets called a strike 90% of the time since he has the biggest strike zone in baseball for some reason. If anything Bradley should have gotten 4 or 5 days for that.
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