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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Cubs’ Clevenger unrepentant over suspension

Wuh? You were expecting The Conformist’s Handbook?

Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger said he had no regrets about his actions in Thursday night’s bench-clearing incident with the Nationals, despite being fined and receiving a one-game suspension Saturday from Major League Baseball.

“The benches clear and things happen,” Clevenger said. “… We’ll go from there and I accept responsibility… for my actions in the pile. … I have a responsibility to protect my players, my pitchers, and I felt like I handled myself fine.”

Clevenger was caught throwing an errant punch at shortstop Ian Desmond and was ejected from the game.

...Clevenger decided not to appeal the suspension and served it in Saturday night’s game against the Pirates. Quirk and reliever Manny Corpas, who both were ejected, were not disciplined.

The Cubs have been criticized by some for starting the incident when Quirk apparently complained after the Nationals stole two bases and swung at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded and a five-run lead in the fifth inning.

“People are going to criticize what we do,” Clevenger said. “It’s always going to be like that.”

Repoz Posted: September 09, 2012 at 10:03 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey B. Posted: September 09, 2012 at 12:05 PM (#4230926)
The way Clevenger tried to go over the top to punch Morse like he did, the guy must have a death wish or something. If two teammates hadn't restrained the Beast, that moron would have received the beating of a lifetime.
   2. Kurt Posted: September 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM (#4231061)
“People are going to criticize what we do,” Clevenger said. “It’s always going to be like that.”

Wait, didn't this whole thing start when the Cubs criticized the Nationals? For playing baseball?

   3. Jick Posted: September 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4231065)
“People are going to criticize what we do,” Clevenger said. “It’s always going to be like that.”


"You haven't got a chance, kid," he had told him gently. "They hate Jews."

"But I'm not Jewish," answered Clevinger.

"It will make no difference," Yossarian promised, and Yossarian was right. "They're after everybody."
   4. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 09, 2012 at 07:22 PM (#4231151)
Nicely done, Jick.
   5. Comic Strip Person Posted: September 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM (#4231338)
Could Clevenger be repentant about not being very good at baseball?

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