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Friday, July 01, 2016

Jose Reyes and the Question of Responsibility | VICE Sports

Here’s an excellent take on Jose Reyes and the domestic violence problem.

As hard as it is to acknowledge, if Reyes was not in professional baseball he would simply be somewhere else—likely somewhere where he is held less accountable for his actions, and somewhere that lacks the necessary resources and systems to ensure that his abuse doesn’t happen again. Rehabilitation and prevention are important things to keep in mind when faced with the knowledge that close to five million women in the US will experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year, and one in four will become victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.

The painful reality is that there is no satisfying, tidy resolution to be had here, but there are ways forward via ongoing, open dialogue. There is also our very human responsibility to create a space where education, change, and the prevention of violence are finally possible in sports. And despite how much fans just want to turn away, have a good time, and win some games, there is a real onus on all of us to keep talking, and never forget what has been done.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 01, 2016 at 10:41 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: domestic violence, jose reyes, mets

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ackert: Reyes’ domestic violence suspension less than a PED ban - NY Daily News

The shortstop has rightfully expressed his remorse and agreed to not appeal the suspension.

“I want to apologize for everything that has happened. I am sorry to the Rockies organization, my teammates, all the fans and most of all my family,” Reyes said in a statement released by his agents. “I am happy to put this all in the past and get back to doing what I love the most, playing baseball.

“My wife Katherine has remained by my side throughout everything and for that I will be forever grateful.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 14, 2016 at 08:14 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: domestic violence, jose reyes, rockies

Friday, May 13, 2016

Jose Reyes’ suspension could be announced as soon as Friday | FOX Sports

An announcement on Jose Reyes’ suspension for a domestic-violence incident could come as soon as Friday, according to major-league sources.

The expectation is that Reyes will be suspended for at least 60 games, as previously reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 13, 2016 at 10:47 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: domestic violence, jose reyes, rockies

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Donaldson has seen dark side of domestic violence | Toronto Star | thestar.com

His early years were drenched in violence that no little one should ever have to witness.
“I’m not going to get too colourful with it. But it wasn’t pretty. The best way I can describe it is I can still remember things from when I was from three to five years old that are very vivid in my mind to this day. And it’s not something I would want anybody else to go through.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman may face spring training ban - NY Daily News

A second source said that while a spring training ban is hardly a certainty, nothing could be ruled out since the new agreement leaves MLB and its players “in new territory” when it comes to discipline in domestic violence cases.

Assuming Chapman is disciplined by Manfred - as most in the game believe he will be - the possibilities include a ban from major-league camp, a ban from all team facilities including minor-league camp, or simply a suspension from regular-season games which would allow Chapman to remain with the team between now and Opening Day.

Chapman said Thursday he plans to appeal any suspension.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 21, 2016 at 09:12 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, domestic violence, yankees

Friday, February 19, 2016

Rob Manfred is in a no-win position with MLB’s domestic-violence penalties | FOX Sports

Domestic violence incidences are often hard to prove or even sort out. Although people’s hearts are in the right place, trying to fit some cookie cutter system which doesn’t take into account the victim’s own wishes (or sometimes her veracity) is an endeavor fraught with peril.

Chapman presumably will appeal because police did not charge him with a crime after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and fired eight gunshots in his garage. Well, the policy explicitly states that Commissioner Rob Manfred’s “authority to discipline is not dependent on whether the player is convicted or pleads guilty to a crime.” And again, this is a joint policy. While the union can appeal any penalty it deems excessive, it agreed to the terms.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2016 at 03:21 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioner's office, domestic violence

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AP: M.L.B. Considering Raising Bottom of Strike Zone

Major League Baseball is studying whether to raise the bottom of the strike zone from the hollow beneath the kneecap back to the top of the kneecap.

“I’m not in a position to predict whether it’s going to happen or not,” Rob Manfred said during an interview with The Associated Press on Monday on his first anniversary as baseball commissioner. “I think that the interest in the topic is really driven by the fact that if you look over time there has been a movement down of the strike zone, largely as a result of the way we evaluate the strike zone with umpires.” Strike zone data was included in a presentation given to owners last week at their meeting in Coral Gables, Florida. An agreement with the players’ association would be necessary to make a change for this year, and baseball officials said the matter is likely to be discussed during collective bargaining, which would delay any change until 2017. The strike zone extended to the top of the kneecap through the 1995 season, then was dropped to its current level. [...]

Manfred said that when he spoke last week of a possible expansion of the designated hitter to the National League, he should have included an emphasis that change is not likely.  “I think the status quo on the DH has served the industry the well,” he said. “I think it serves an important purpose in terms of defining the difference between the American League and the National League, and that league definition is important to us from a competitive perspective.”


 

 

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