Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: cubs

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude 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?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(459 - 12:24pm, Oct 01)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(23 - 12:24pm, Oct 01)
Last: Rickey! trades in sheep and threats

NewsblogSpector: Stats incredible! Numbers from the 2014 MLB season will amaze you
(47 - 12:21pm, Oct 01)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogWSJ: Playoff Hateability Index
(27 - 12:21pm, Oct 01)
Last: esseff

NewsblogNL WILD CARD 2014 OMNICHATTER
(22 - 12:19pm, Oct 01)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-1-2014
(9 - 12:15pm, Oct 01)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogNed Yost on the sixth inning and his bullpen usage: “its just one of those things” | HardballTalk
(50 - 12:12pm, Oct 01)
Last: Davo Dozier

NewsblogDayton Moore's vision for Kansas Royals validated - ESPN
(18 - 12:02pm, Oct 01)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogWhy the Nats will win the World Series - ESPN
(5 - 12:01pm, Oct 01)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogLinkedIn: 10 Sales Lessons From “The Captain”
(11 - 11:58am, Oct 01)
Last: GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(400 - 11:37am, Oct 01)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(4087 - 11:33am, Oct 01)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogMadden: How dare the sabermetrics crowd and others try to diminish Derek Jeter’s greatness
(181 - 11:31am, Oct 01)
Last: Ron J2

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1958 Ballot
(14 - 11:10am, Oct 01)
Last: Tubbs & Minnie Miñoso don't fear Sid Monge

NewsblogThe Economist: The new market inefficiencies
(23 - 11:01am, Oct 01)
Last: AROM

Page rendered in 0.2045 seconds
52 querie(s) executed