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Pirates pitcher Crick has surgery after altercation

SAN FRANCISCO—Pirates right-hander Kyle Crick required season-ending surgery on the index finger of his pitching hand after he was injured in a clubhouse fight with fellow reliever Felipe Vazquez.

Crick said punches were thrown and the first punch was thrown by Vazquez, who declined to speak to reporters after Pittsburgh’s 5-4 loss to the Giants.

“One of those clubhouse altercations. A lot of bickering back and forth. Punches were thrown,” Crick said. “You kind of have to at some point stand up for yourself and start throwing back. It’s one of those deals where it’s unfortunate. It’s two losers in this deal. Nobody can win fighting a teammate. It’s just an unfortunate deal.”

Both players were fined undisclosed amounts by the Pirates for violating their contracts.

The sort of account of a fight that raises more questions than it actually answers.

QLE Posted: September 11, 2019 at 03:43 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: felipe vazquez, fight, fight, fight, injury, kyle crick

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   1. shoelesjoe Posted: September 11, 2019 at 06:31 AM (#5878327)
So the Pirates fined the guy who didn't start the fight and was injured when his team mate started throwing punches? Hopefully whoever made that gutless decision will be shown the door (along with Vazquez) during the off season.
   2. Bote Man Posted: September 11, 2019 at 07:50 AM (#5878330)
One of those clubhouse altercations. A lot of bickering back and forth. Punches were thrown


"Mistakes were made" in one of those many, many, many, many clubhouse altercations. You know, just run-of-the-mill stuff, nothing to see here.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: September 11, 2019 at 08:00 AM (#5878332)
Punches were thrown. Mistakes were made. Fingers were injured. Mothers were insulted.
   4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 11, 2019 at 09:07 AM (#5878339)
So the Pirates fined the guy who didn't start the fight and was injured when his team mate started throwing punches?


There is some additional context to which you apparently aren't privy: Crick already got in a fight with bullpen coach Euclides Rojas earlier this year. I doubt it's as simple as Vazquez being a big ol' meanie and Crick minding his own business until he was viciously attacked.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 11, 2019 at 09:12 AM (#5878341)
Also, those with long memories will recall that this isn't even the first time a Pirates reliever sustained a significant injury in a fight with another Pirates reliever. Back in '98, Marc Wilkins (while on the DL with a rotator cuff issue) punched Jeff Tabaka in the lobby of the team hotel in a dispute over a game of cards, breaking Tabaka's jaw.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 11, 2019 at 09:28 AM (#5878349)
Back in '98, Marc Wilkins (while on the DL with a rotator cuff issue) punched Jeff Tabaka in the lobby of the team hotel in a dispute over a game of cards, breaking Tabaka's jaw.
Sounds like his rotator cuff was working ok to me.
   7. Rally Posted: September 11, 2019 at 11:22 AM (#5878394)
Hopefully he was using his non-pitching hand.
   8. base ball chick Posted: September 11, 2019 at 01:57 PM (#5878431)
that crick dude was in the middle of that other on the field fight involving the reds reliever who wanted to take on the wwhole team. He seemed especially disenchanted by crick
   9. Tin Angel Posted: September 11, 2019 at 02:18 PM (#5878433)
Hey, maybe the guy just likes punching things.
   10. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 11, 2019 at 02:25 PM (#5878435)
There is some additional context to which you apparently aren't privy: Crick already got in a fight with bullpen coach Euclides Rojas earlier this year. I doubt it's as simple as Vazquez being a big ol' meanie and Crick minding his own business until he was viciously attacked.


And mlb.com states that "...that argument began when Crick complained to Rojas that the All-Star Vazquez received preferential treatment among Pittsburgh’s relievers. Crick has continued to take issue with the idea that Vazquez operates on a different schedule, according to sources." Apparently Crick has been at loggerheads with Vazquez for some time.
   11. Zonk Rocks You Like a Sharpiecane Posted: September 11, 2019 at 03:36 PM (#5878462)
IIRC, when he was a Giants prospect - Crick had a reputation for being.... well... difficult.
   12. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 11, 2019 at 04:27 PM (#5878472)
If Crick wants to be treated like Vazquez, maybe he should try pitching like Vazquez, instead of putting up a 5+ ERA.
   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 11, 2019 at 06:06 PM (#5878489)
Crick's problems may be genetic.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 11, 2019 at 11:25 PM (#5878547)
IIRC, when he was a Giants prospect - Crick had a reputation for being.... well... difficult.
So you’re saying Crick is a pain in the neck?



Thanks, I’ll be here all weekend. Tip your bartenders well.
   15. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 12, 2019 at 04:03 AM (#5878588)
instead of putting up a 5+ ERA.

The Pirates could be okay, the Good Lord willin' and if the Crick don't rise.
   16. Rusty Priske Posted: September 12, 2019 at 08:57 AM (#5878600)
I will also jump in to say that the person who threw the first punch is not automatically the instigator.

Sometimes people really deserve to be punched.

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