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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:25 pm

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Yahoo wrote:Marlins manager moans about Brian Wilson's orange shoes

"A little bit too bright, too flashy," said Rodriguez, who complained to umpires at the start of the ninth inning.

"We asked if there was any rule about that and he said the rule is more intended for the sleeves and there's no rule for the shoes." [...]

"There's rules for jewelry and all kinds of things. Shoes like that are a little bit too much," he said.

"I think there should be a rule. They should be consistent. There's a rule for the uniform and there should be a rule for the shoes."

The Marlins are professional athletes and I'd expect them to be a little more steadfast in their approach. Who the heck looks at a pitcher's shoes when he's throwing a 95-mph fastball with his right arm? Let Wilson wear whatever he wants and then just go out and beat him.

Florida's Dan Uggla(notes) actually hit a home run off Wilson with two outs in the ninth inning despite those shoes, so yes, Rodriguez should keep quiet on this.

Because as Walkoff Walk's Drew Fairservice so astutely points out, "the Marlins have offended us all with the vast sea of (empty) orange seats for years, what makes these shoes so different?"

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Re: Brian Wilson's Shoes

Postby Danger » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:23 pm

Managers are just like lawyers... trying to manipulate the wording of any rule to your team's advantage ;-D (Go Bochy!)
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Re: Brian Wilson's Shoes

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:41 pm

if theres not a rule about it, then he shouldnt have been affected by it, but im sure there is something in the uniform section that says the team needs to be consistent with it.
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Re: Brian Wilson's Shoes

Postby smoovethug » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:37 pm

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Wilson "was told that half of each shoe had to be black" and spent this afternoon "sitting by his locker using a black marker to color half of the orange shoes."

Seriously. He called them "Nike Air Sharpies."


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Re: Brian Wilson's Shoes

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:09 pm

Brian Wilson is that good.

Didn't some poster (Aussie?) have a Cafe bet with B-Chad that he would lose his job? :-b
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