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.
"I take issue with your pitch location, sir!"
Tempers flared in the Rockies/Indians game yesterday after Ubaldo Jimenez beaned Troy Tulowitzki. It looked pretty intentional to us, and clearly the Rocks seem to agree.
It sounds like Ubaldo was quite the malcontent before being shipped out of Denver last season. While you’d expect some negative comments following an event like this, the article even contains criticism from the perennially pleasant Jason Giambi. That doesn’t say much for Jimenez as a teammate.
For the last time I'm not the pitching coach!
Eat your heart out Rickey Henderson. At 49-years old (50-years old in November) Jamie Moyer has won the a spot in the starting rotation for the Colorado Rockies.
Moyer, posted a 2.77 ERA this spring and beat out 22-year-old Tyler Chatwood and 28-year-old Guillermo Moscoso for the rotation spot.
It’s pretty remarkable that a 49-year old pitcher (non Knuckleballer) is still able to be effective at the Major League level.
"I think a four man rotation would be just swell!"
The Rockies are mulling starting the season with a four-man rotation.
Manager Jim Tracy is considering this a short-term adjustment to Colorado’s April 10th off day. It would allow the Rocks to roll with an eight-man bullpen for the first two weeks of the season.