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Old September 19 2012, 02:40 AM   #766
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^ In short, you want Vin Scully.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:28 PM   #767
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http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/18...-level-of-dumb

I'm surprised no one has brought up Yunel Escobar and his gay slur written in his eye black.

He is being torn apart in local media, even on my 1am drive home Toronto sports show. Most people are throwing Manager John Farrell, GM Alex Anthopoulos (who is suddenly being criticized for every move he's made) and the rest of the Blue Jays team under the bus.

My opinion: everyone can have their own, but in a city where the gay community is so big and in a world where it is becoming more and more socially acceptable to be gay, why, when you are a Major League Baseball player, do you write it across your face? How can you be that stupid to then go into a news conference and say "Oh I didn't think it would offend anyone?" Groan.

He should have been suspended for the rest of the season at the very least. The Jays are out of it and have Omar Vizquel and Adeiny Hechavarria sitting on the bench that can easily step into the shortstop position. Why don't you make a statement that this isn't acceptable in your organization? Or cut him altogether?

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Old September 19 2012, 05:33 PM   #768
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When the story first broke, a friend speculated that he lost a bet and had to wear this. Even if that was true, he was really dumb to do so. If not, why would he choose to do this on his own? Just plain stupid either way, especially how players are under the microscope all the time. However he has never been the best kind of baseball player anyway. Yet, no one on his team thought to tell him to remove it? I find that really odd, you're telling me a coach or the manager didn't notice this?
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Old September 19 2012, 05:38 PM   #769
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^ In short, you want Vin Scully.
Who wouldn't?
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Old September 19 2012, 06:30 PM   #770
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Hey but he was punished right? Three meaningless games at the ass end of September. That will show him!
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Old September 20 2012, 01:17 AM   #771
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Yunel Escobar is a lackadaisical asshole. He was maligned in Atlanta. Chipper invited the entire Braves team to his birthday party the last year he was there with the exception of Escobar. Escobar and his frosted tips were repeatedly benched for being completely zoned out on defense, not running bases, etc. He just doesn't "get it."
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Old September 20 2012, 01:36 AM   #772
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Danny99 wrote: View Post
Most people are throwing Manager John Farrell, GM Alex Anthopoulos (who is suddenly being criticized for every move he's made)
To be fair, though, AA has been making some pretty moronic trades over the last 18 months or so.
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Old September 20 2012, 01:55 AM   #773
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Hey but he was punished right? Three meaningless games at the ass end of September. That will show him!
Without pay?
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Old September 20 2012, 02:04 AM   #774
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Hey but he was punished right? Three meaningless games at the ass end of September. That will show him!
Without pay?
It's also worth noting that the MLBPA isn't even bothering to appeal the suspension, even though the union generally starts frothing at the mouth as soon as a player is suspended. If Escobar isn't traded, I wouldn't be shocked to see him released in the offseason.
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Old September 20 2012, 03:10 AM   #775
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^ In short, you want Vin Scully.
Pretty much.
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Old September 20 2012, 12:09 PM   #776
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Hey but he was punished right? Three meaningless games at the ass end of September. That will show him!
Without pay?
I'm sure he'll manage to put food on the table. I'm just glad the Braves dumped this guy when they had the chance.
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Old September 20 2012, 01:11 PM   #777
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The point is, players generally don't like missing a pay check even if they can afford it otherwise. It's the "being put in timeout" aspect that I think really bothers them. Plus, this will hurt his future employability.
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Old September 20 2012, 06:01 PM   #778
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Meh, I guess. Baseball teams aren't that picky though, I'm sure if he can actually focus and show some of that alleged upside that he has, he'll find a roster spot. He just seems unfocused and has the tendancy to do something stupid every once in awhile. I thought the eye-black thing was really dumb and juvenile but I really don't think it's going to end up being a deal breaker down the road for him.
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Old September 20 2012, 06:10 PM   #779
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What an exciting baseball season!
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Meh, I guess. Baseball teams aren't that picky though, I'm sure if he can actually focus and show some of that alleged upside that he has, he'll find a roster spot. He just seems unfocused and has the tendancy to do something stupid every once in awhile. I thought the eye-black thing was really dumb and juvenile but I really don't think it's going to end up being a deal breaker down the road for him.
If you can hit 30 home runs a year, and keep your avg/obp line over 270/350 you can basically be the biggest sob out there and you'll get a job.
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