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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Parking-lot altercation steals the show at winter meetings

While it remains unclear who the men were, context clues from two witnesses to the altercation indicated that the fracas, which featured at least one kick, a handful of wild haymakers and intervention from both a local sheriff and hotel security, happened after one player agent accused another of trying to poach a client.

Stay the [expletive] away from my guy!” one man yelled, according to witnesses who described the chaotic – and amusing – scene to Yahoo Sports in exchange for anonymity.

One of the witnesses had pulled into a parking spot at the Dolphin and exited his car to the sound of words being exchanged. A family member suggested he take out his phone and record the incident, and what came of it is a 22-second snippet of a fight that the other witness believes lasted twice as long.

There was lots of yelling and pushing, including the angrier man upping the ante significantly when he said, according to the witnesses, “I’m gonna burn your [expletive] house down!” One of the men, said the witness recording the video, seemed to be apologizing – and then threw a punch to restart the fracas. The video, with the two men fighting in the distance, shows some scrapping, one man throwing a kick and the other winding up for a punch a la Super Macho Man in Mike Tyson’s Punchout.

From Mattheim Sussroller:

AGENT 1: Go to hell forever
AGENT 2: Go to hell for five years!
AGENT 1: Seven Years
AGENT 2: Six years, club option!
AGENT 1: Deal!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 09:56 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AROM Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM (#4616585)
If the two agents involved were Jay Z and Scott Boras, it would be too good to be true.
   2. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:16 AM (#4616594)
Since when did they decide to hold the Winter Meetings at Dodger Stadium?
   3. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM (#4616601)
1 - Exactly my thought.
   4. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: December 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM (#4616700)
I am completely baffled as to how and why we don't know the names of the agents yet. Almost every baseball beat reporter is at the winter meetings. Would there be any reason to protect their identities?
   5. tfbg9 Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM (#4616761)
To avoid being frozen out by them when you need a source?
   6. Publius Publicola Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM (#4616780)
The guy pretending to apologize and then throwing a punch sounds a lot like Boras.
   7. Bote Man Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM (#4616781)
To avoid being frozen out by them when you need a source?

Does the phrase "As first reported by Jon Heyman..." have any meaning to you???
   8. TerpNats Posted: December 12, 2013 at 01:02 PM (#4616789)
Rap wars come to player agentry, or "Show Me The Money -- Part II!"
   9. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 01:29 PM (#4616809)
#1 Hah. If I were Jay-Z I'd beef up my security. Boras has a Suge Knight in him just waiting for the chance to straight up Biggie/Tupac someone.
   10. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: December 12, 2013 at 01:38 PM (#4616826)
I can't believe I watched the video. What am I doing with my life? (spoiler alert: you can't see anything)

In my first organized boxing match I tried a big Super Macho Man-style uppercut and promptly got my clock cleaned.
   11. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: December 12, 2013 at 01:45 PM (#4616839)
In my first organized boxing match I tried a big Super Macho Man-style uppercut and promptly got my clock cleaned.


Good lord I hope there wasn't a second.
   12. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: December 12, 2013 at 02:15 PM (#4616886)
Good lord I hope there wasn't a second.


There were a few more, but having terrible footwork and short arms didn't help much. I could really do some damage if I could get close and you let me wind up, but against guys who knew what they were doing I was in big trouble. Getting popped in the face, even with a bunch of padding, is a pretty unpleasant experience. The training was fun, but actual fighting I found kind of awful.
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4616914)
There were a few more, but having terrible footwork and short arms didn't help much. I could really do some damage if I could get close and you let me wind up, but against guys who knew what they were doing I was in big trouble. Getting popped in the face, even with a bunch of padding, is a pretty unpleasant experience. The training was fun, but actual fighting I found kind of awful.

You needed organized boxing to teach you getting hit in the face is no fun? You must have had a sheltered childhood ;-)
   14. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: December 12, 2013 at 02:53 PM (#4616920)
I've been popped in the face dozens of times, but think I'd've figured out that lesson without it ever having happened once. :)
   15. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: December 12, 2013 at 04:22 PM (#4617015)
The training was fun, but actual fighting I found kind of awful.

Richard Pryor (starting about 5:00) - "I was good... in the gym."

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