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Old 04-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #126
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Damnit......Beckett suspended for 6 games.


http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/11629701


In hindsight he probably was throwing at him!
This sucks. I think it's pretty clear that Beckett had no motive to throw at Abreu's head. I didn't see the pitch but did he even throw it hard? Prob just tried tossing it in and screwed up because he's not used to slowing his arm down like that.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:00 PM   #127
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I didn't see the pitch but did he even throw it hard?
Um, yeah, he did.

He was in the stretch, and the ump called time just as he picked up his front foot.

If he didn't play for Boston, I'm sure I'd be calling for his head.

And remember, six games=one game to a starting pitcher.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:55 PM   #128
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lol thats such nonsense

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“He took too long delivering the ball,” said crew chief Joe West. “Abreu called time, which is normal. Then Beckett, in the middle of throwing the ball, threw the ball. They should throw the ball, rather than risk an injury.

Did he throw it up and in? Yeah. Do we believe he threw it at Abreu? No. Would we have warned him had both benches not emptied? Probably not, but because both benches emptied, we did issue a warning,” explained West.
this is a slap in the face not only to beckett, accusing him of being a headhunter, but also to the umpiring crew, calling them essentially incompetent. they've set a pretty horrible precedent here, if you whine and disrupt the game enough, you can get a guy suspended who wasnt even ejected.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:40 PM   #129
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And remember, six games=one game to a starting pitcher.


Not even, necessarily. Depends if Tito wants him to miss a start or just reshuffles the rotation.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:21 PM   #130
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The umpiring crew WAS incompetent. FFS come on, Beckett was obviously throwing at Abreu.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #131
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i think i quit
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:26 PM   #132
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this is not going as planned
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:31 AM   #133
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The umpiring crew WAS incompetent. FFS come on, Beckett was obviously throwing at Abreu.
my point is, you have the crew chief (who happens to be the president of the umpire union) say in his press conference after the game that they determined beckett wasnt throwing at abreu, and decided not to eject him based on that. watson suspends him because the situation gets ugly. the message, apparently, if you whine enough and if your manager disrupts the game enough, you can get a guy suspended who wasnt seen to have done anything wrong by the umpires.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:41 AM   #134
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I disagree zero. I think the umps just got it wrong in this case. It happens man. I was also surprised beckett didn't just stay near the mound and let abreu yap at him. Seems he has a short temper.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:51 AM   #135
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Re: Boston Red Sox: Reclaiming the AL East

In the moment it would be difficult to determine what Beckett was doing, it's totally understandable he wasn't ejected. Once you have the opportunity to review the tape, I think it's pretty obvious that Beckett threw at him and I'm not surprised he got suspended. I wonder if any of Boston's position players have said anything to him about it, they can't support that kind of conduct, especially this early in the season.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:14 AM   #136
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this game is taking ****ing forever, it's freezing too even though i'm indoors. maybe we could use a new stadium, wonder if they've ever thought of that
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:43 AM   #137
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I just turned this game on with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Holliday struck out on three called strikes that all were off the plate. Top tenth, the strike zone shrunk dramatically.

If we lose this game, we can't blame the umps for it.

Hey, is the Boston broadcast never on XM? I just switched from Sirius, and while other games often feature the broadcast from both cities, I haven't seen a Boston broadcast listed yet.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:43 AM   #138
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clutch pop-up there from papi
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:04 AM   #139
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Hey, is the Boston broadcast never on XM? I just switched from Sirius, and while other games often feature the broadcast from both cities, I haven't seen a Boston broadcast listed yet.
if i'm not mistaken, they use the home team's announcing crew. if not, its just random. i've definitely listened to the red sox broadcast on xm.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:32 AM   #140
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thx lopez, you're a real gem
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:35 AM   #141
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lopez is such a cancer
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:45 AM   #142
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A lot of teams would love to have a guy that good as their worst reliever.

Bullpen gave up 1 R in 11 IP, 13 k. Don't blame this one on the bully.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:10 AM   #143
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A lot of teams would love to have a guy that good as their worst reliever.
agreed.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:10 AM   #144
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A lot of teams would love to have a guy that good as their worst reliever.

Bullpen gave up 1 R in 11 IP, 13 k. Don't blame this one on the bully.
This.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:32 AM   #145
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both pens were helped by 15-25 mph winds blowing in, it held a lot of balls up in the air and a few in the park that might have gone out.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:21 AM   #146
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A lot of teams would love to have a guy that good as their worst reliever.

Bullpen gave up 1 R in 11 IP, 13 k. Don't blame this one on the bully.
it definitely wasnt the bullpens fault. when a guy walks 3 guys in extra's, its hard to find someone else to fault.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:48 PM   #147
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Re: Boston Red Sox: Reclaiming the AL East

fml dice-k is going on the dl with an arm strain

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

sox called up hunter jones to take his spot on the rotation
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:07 PM   #148
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fml dice-k is going on the dl with an arm strain

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

sox called up hunter jones to take his spot on the rotation
meh, he's looked horrible this year. Looks like Masterson will probably get the start. I wish they called up Buchholz instead.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:11 PM   #149
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drewwwwwww gives some breathing room for wakefield if one of the a's happen to get lucky
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:22 PM   #150
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jd drew is so unclutch. of course he'd hit a 3-run homer right before the sox bats light up. Probably would have struck out otherwise. Nice of the offense to show up for once.
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