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Monday, September 19, 2016

Trevor Bauer labels beat writer Paul Hoynes a “coward”

Saturday afternoon Carlos Carrasco suffered a fractured finger when his second pitch of the game was lined back up the middle. The injury almost certainly means his season over, a tough break for the pitcher and for the Cleveland Indians, whose starting rotation will also be without All-Star Danny Salazar the rest of the way. Paul Hoynes, Indians beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer (and its internet arm, Cleveland.com), tweeted “Sept. 17: Remember the date because that’s when Indians’ postseason dreams ended before they began.” The purpose of the tweet was to send out a link to his recap of the day’s game, which opened with the line, “The Indians won a ballgame Saturday afternoon, but their postseason dreams ended.” If you notice how definitive Hoynes’ choice of words was, you are not alone.

Sunday morning Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis quote-tweeted Hoynes, adding “The don’t bother showing up the rest of the way… Can write from home if you already know how this one plays out!” As it turns out, Hoynes did stay home on Sunday. He explained later it was a scheduled day off, and I fully believe that, but not everyone in the Tribe clubhouse was interested in explanations. Trevor Bauer, probably the team’s most-active tweeter, and rarely one to sugarcoat what he’s thinking, tweeted, “I noticed @hoynsie wasn’t at the game today doing his job like the rest of us were. To say what he did and then not show up for work? #coward”

cmd600 Posted: September 19, 2016 at 01:41 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: cleveland indians, paul hoynes, trevor bauer

 

 

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