scr wrote:The Loveable Losers wrote:Matthias wrote:The Loveable Losers wrote:As I've stated I've read absolutely no articles about Young so my opinion hasn't been tainted by the media. His misbehavior on the field is all that I have to go on
Well, being minimally informed isn't much better than being misinformed to defend scr's viewpoint. Out of Delmon Young's life, you've seen maybe 2 minutes of it (as have most of us). He may be completely and utterly immature. He may be a generally stable guy who is prone to angry fits. But basing your judgment on the sample size you have isn't really fair. At least unless you admit the real possibility that you (and all of us) just don't know.
Neither one is appropriate at the major league level. And neither one would be accepted at a 'real world' job either. Try throwing a burrito at the health inspector while working at Taco Bell and see how long you keep your job.
Fits of anger or overall immaturity...it just doesn't matter. Those two minutes of his life show a pattern of behavior that needs to change before he can be successful in life in general - let alone in a major league career.
Again, I am at a loss......
Young flipped his bat underhanded, at the direction of the umpire. You make it sound by your characterization that he threw the bat like a javelin with intent to injure the ump. This is not true, it is unfair, and just adds to the misconception perpetuated and fostered by the media. Should he have done it? No. Obviously. No.
There have been, I am sure, over the course of major league history, literally thousands of players who have ripped off their helmets in anger at an ump and threw them on the ground. Those helmets could have bounced the wrong way, and someone could have gotten hurt. You don't see anyone on here ripping the hundreds of major league players who have done that. No one crucifying the AAA manager who threw a bunch of bats in the direction of the umpire. What's up with that guys' maturity.
It's a double standard.
And the guy paid his due. It's over, but you can't let it go.
In my example, you throw the burrito at the health inspector and you're not going to get suspended - you're going to get fired. Many business (basically any with a termination at will clause) and you're going to find yourself looking for work. It wouldn't matter if you didn't mean to hit the person. I've seen the video...while you can't determine intent you certainly can determine that bat wasn't just tossed to the ground. Even in a vacuum that would probably get you fired. With the previous bad acts...start looking at the want ads.
I'm not saying Delmon Young shouldn't be called up because he needs to be punished more or that he hasn't 'paid his dues'. I'm not even saying he shouldn't be called up - I don't know enough to answer that question and honestly neither do you. All I'm saying is that given his pattern of behavior it would not surprise me if the 19 year old Delmon Young simply isn't mature enough yet to be ready for the major leagues and in keeping him down the FO is actually looking out for Young's best interests. That may or may not be the case but it's a possibility to keep in mind when looking at this situation.