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Monday, September 24, 2012

Eric Chavez calls player’s antics a slap in the face

The A’s defended their actions Sunday after Yankees infielder Eric Chavez ripped them in the New York Post for what he saw as excessive dugout celebrating during Saturday’s 14-inning game.

Guess winning the game Sat didn’t help Chavez’s demeanor at all?

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dale Sams Posted: September 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM (#4244182)
Nick Swisher, another former Athletic, was receiving treatment for a bruised sternum and was unavailable for comment.
   2. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: September 24, 2012 at 01:11 PM (#4244203)
Laaaame.

Also thanks Chavvy for jinxing us in 2000 as long as we're ######## about unwritten rules.
   3. Danny Posted: September 24, 2012 at 01:12 PM (#4244205)
I wouldn't have pegged Chavy as a "get off my lawn" type, especially not while still relatively young.

From the ESPN version of the article, Derek Norris seems overly infatuated with the idea that the A's are hated around the league. I didn't know that was a thing.
   4. DKDC Posted: September 24, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4244220)
I’d hate the As if I could name a single player on their team.
   5. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: September 24, 2012 at 01:25 PM (#4244226)
From the ESPN version of the article, Derek Norris seems overly infatuated with the idea that the A's are hated around the league. I didn't know that was a thing.

I doubt it is. Sounds more like he's trying to talk about Chavez, without using his name.
Now, if Norris had thrown in a "Hey, I was a sophomore in high school when some people were having their last good season as a starter," that would've been awesome.
"Some people over there, in the other dugout," he might have added. "In pinstripes."
   6. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 24, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4244254)
Chavez is an idiot. During the 50 pans of Jeter in the dugout during the game, I'm sure there are gestures that he makes which some would consider unprofessional.


FYI, Sat was the closest I have come to actually throwing my remote at a tv since the Giambi non-slide in the 2001 playoffs.
   7. smileyy Posted: September 24, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4244261)
Classy organizations slap gloves, amirite?
   8. Dat Yat Posted: September 24, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4244288)
I guess he found his own teams' on-field celebration when they ended up winning that game excessive. Oh, wait...
   9. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: September 24, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4244305)
It's impossible to play for they Yankees and not become a douche, evidently. Ah well.
   10. rlc Posted: September 24, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4244332)
I’d hate the As if I could name a single player on their team.


Isn't their regular CF named Fruity Pebbles?
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 24, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4244352)
Isn't their regular CF named Fruity Pebbles?

I thought Jonah Centipedes was starting in CF now?
   12. Most doorknobs are on the right side of the doors Posted: September 24, 2012 at 02:51 PM (#4244359)
Mariano Rivera is not a douche.
   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 24, 2012 at 03:00 PM (#4244374)
The biggest Yankee douche ever was Kevin Maasengill.
   14. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 24, 2012 at 03:30 PM (#4244425)
Eric Chavez calls player’s antics a slap in the face


That's no laughing matter - as fragile as Chavez is, a slap in the face could easily make his jaw fall off.
   15. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 24, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4244437)
Is Drederick Tatum still on the A's? And then they've got that Colin Cowherd guy, and Stephen A. Smith, and Kakha Kaladze.
   16. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 24, 2012 at 04:03 PM (#4244473)
I wouldn't have pegged Chavy as a "get off my lawn" type, especially not while still relatively young.


Yes, yes, but he has the back of a 75-year-old man who laid cement for a living.
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 24, 2012 at 04:05 PM (#4244476)
Yes, yes, but he has the back of a 75-year-old man who laid cement for a living.

My father-in-law is a 70 y.o. retired mason, and his back's in much better shape than Chavez's.

Can't catch up with a good fastball anymore, though.
   18. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 24, 2012 at 04:15 PM (#4244494)
There should be a comparison between Eric Chavez and Fred Lynn about who was more fragile during their career.
   19. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: September 24, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4244524)
Lynn "wins" on peak but Chavez has the career edge. From 2000-2006 Chavez was actually pretty durable. He had five seasons over 150 games and never less than 125. Conversely, Lynn's career high was 150 even and he never had a healthy streak like Chavez.

On career though Chavez kind of falls apart (heh!). He played in just 65% of his team's available games while Lynn played in over 77% of his team's games. Lynn's career low in games was 87 (strike adjusted) while Chavez had four seasons below that.

Lynn was more JD Drew. He was in the lineup more than you think but just was going to miss time every now and then and you sort of had to roll with it while Chavez was more of a Nomar type, once his body broke down it broke down pretty dramatically.
   20. Gone Fishing Posted: September 24, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4244547)
Nick Swisher, another former Athletic, was receiving treatment for a bruised sternum and was unavailable for comment.

I was at the game Saturday and, I have to ask because it was exactly what I was thinking -- Is Nick Swisher retarded? He's got a look-at-me act for literally everything. He can't even come on the scoreboard and introduce himself as "Number 33, Nick Swisher. Number 33." without putting his hand on his forehead and saluting.
   21. dr. scott Posted: September 24, 2012 at 06:34 PM (#4244614)
He is from West Virginia. Maybe he inhaled too much coal dust.
   22. NattyBoh Posted: September 24, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4244657)
He is from West Virginia.


Maybe he made a wrong turn.
   23. Bote Man Posted: September 24, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4244673)
Ah, yes. West "by God" Virginia, where men are men and sheep are scared. That explains a lot of things.

Maybe Chavez is afraid of the skeletons he left in his locker in Oakland and this hissy fit is his cover? Or his tell?

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