There is a picture of a man who looks remorseful
Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has been suspended five games by MLB for intentionally throwing at Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki.
Jimenez is scheduled to serve his suspension during the first week of the season unless he appeals the decision.
Although he maintains that he didn’t hit Tulowitzki on purpose this quote from him surely doesn’t help his case, “He was calling me names,” Jimenez said. “I already said I didn’t want to hit him. I had five walks. It’s not the first time somebody (was) hit.”
All we can say is that he is lucky that this isn’t the NFL or Roger Goodell might have banned him for the season.
Does this put more pressure on Brian Wilson?
In one of the more random baseball stories of the season, Virgin America Airlines unveiled the newest edition of their fleet, a “bearded” Airbus A320, painted to resemble Brian Wilson’s iconic facial hair.
In related news, we’re hearing the Wilpons are planning to sell the nose of the Mets team plane to help pay off the Madoff lawsuit.
News Flash: Curt Schilling has a opinion!
Former Pitcher Curt Schilling, who is best known for helping the Boston Red Sox break an 86 year “hex”, has decided to kick dirt on the franchise while it’s down.
He told WEEI radio that Bobby Valentine’s reign is “Going bad quicker than I expected it to,” among other things.
The issue here is the fact that we don’t know who Schilling’s source is, and therefore can’t gauge how widespread the problems are.
After last season’s epic collapse, a seemingly entitled, and detached locker room, and a reported rift between GM Ben Cherington and Valentine, these comments seem like piling on. Frankly, some of his former teammates might accuse Schilling of pulling a “bush league play.”
As Opening Day bears down on us, it’s looking more and more likely that Padres fans(who have Time Warner or AT&T) won’t be able to watch their squad.
As Nick Canepa points out, this fiasco, like so many other Bud Selig-era fiasco’s, always ends with the fans taking it in the ass.
"You there, shut up."
The Philadelphia media is suggesting that G.M. Ruben Amaro Jr. has been less than honest about the state of Chase Utley’s knee(s).
Yesterday, he spent a half hour defending his handling of the Utley situation, as well as stressing again that surgery is not on the table.