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Sunday, April 14, 2013

ESPN: Carlos Quentin drops appeal

“There’s been many different ideas and thoughts and concerns out there,” Quentin said Sunday. “Let me say this as far as the Dodgers series: Obviously I will miss the upcoming one but I will be a part of the rest. We play them many times.”

Quentin charged the mound after he was hit in the upper left arm by a pitch from Greinke. The two players lowered their shoulders and Quentin slammed into Greinke, who broke his left collarbone in the wild fight that ensued.

Quentin has said he felt justified rushing the mound because Greinke hit him with pitches during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, when they played in the AL. Going into Thursday night’s game, Quentin had hit three home runs in 24 at-bats against Greinke, who signed a $147 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason.

“It’s very difficult,” Quentin said of the suspension. “It’s unfortunate that someone got hurt in this instance. But I do believe that I had to protect myself. And I will stand by that statement and at the same time I will begin my suspension.”

 

Tripon Posted: April 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jacob Posted: April 15, 2013 at 05:31 AM (#4414279)
Now, all he has to do is give up his children & the world will be perfect again.
   2. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: April 15, 2013 at 08:10 AM (#4414314)
Has anyone reported what Greinke supposedly said to Quentin that set him off?
   3. Lassus Posted: April 15, 2013 at 08:27 AM (#4414321)
Probably something from here.

I like #17 quite a bit.
   4. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: April 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4414453)
@1 - Exactly. And according to some here, stop roiding, get anger management or better yet - be banished from the game to preserve its integrity. The evidence they site of his rage? Smashing a bat and hurting himself. Man, never seen that before in the history of the game, a player slamming his bat or a water cooler...

@2 - Maybe the oft-troubled Gweinke's learned to keep his mouth shut after he beans someone?

   5. esseff Posted: April 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM (#4414462)
ESPN: Carlos Quentin drops appeal


Boy, does he ever
   6. Lassus Posted: April 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM (#4414484)
Gweinke's

Can someone give me the origin of this spelling? Preferably someone who's been using it.
   7. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 15, 2013 at 01:46 PM (#4414622)

Has anyone reported what Greinke supposedly said to Quentin that set him off?

Has Quentin claimed that Greinke said something to "set him off" in addition to hitting him with a pitch?
   8. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: April 15, 2013 at 02:53 PM (#4414764)
1. Vin Scully has taken to calling Greinke "Zeinke."

2. It's fitting that Quentin dropped the appeal right before the Padres have a series at Dodger Stadium....
   9. KT's Pot Arb Posted: April 15, 2013 at 03:07 PM (#4414786)
2. It's fitting that Quentin dropped the appeal right before the Padres have a series at Dodger Stadium....


fit·ting (ftng)
adj.
Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
n.
1. The act of trying on clothes whose fit is being adjusted.
2. A small detachable part for a machine or apparatus.
3. A cowardly act by a faux tough-guy to avoid a baseball series where he (and possibly his noggin) is likely to be the recipient as many as a half dozen hard flung baseballs.
   10. esseff Posted: April 15, 2013 at 03:14 PM (#4414795)
According to the San Diego U-T, Quentin wasn't going to play this series, one way or the other. MLB was preparing to expedite the appeal and rule before Monday's game, if he had not dropped the appeal. (That probably would have been good for a grievance, and I suspect MLB knew it, but still would have got him off the field for the L.A. series).
   11. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM (#4414801)
According to the San Diego U-T, Quentin wasn't going to play this series, one way or the other. MLB was preparing to expedite the appeal and rule before Monday's game, if he had not dropped the appeal.


The appeals process is ###### up. Everyone is entitled to be heard but there is no reason it can't be done much quicker;

Event Happens
within 48 hours - ruling issued by Commissioner's Office (time for getting other opinions, letting emotions cool)
within 24 hours - decision to accept or appeal
within 48 hours - appeal is heard (time to gather up additional evidence, contact witnesses or experts, e.g. lip readers)
within 24 hours - final ruling

With video chat and every game filmed from 8,000 angles there is no reason that this process needs to take weeks or that the player has to be physically in New York. All suspensions should start 7 days after the event. This way there is no advantage to dropping the appeal to miss an Astro series or something like that.
   12. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 15, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4414899)
Can someone give me the origin of this spelling? Preferably someone who's been using it.

I'm pretty sure it's just that one poster.

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