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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Rays’ Sean Rodriguez says Dane De La Rosa sparked hand-breaking punch

Naturally, this sparked me to go over to the danecookisahack site.

Sean Rodriguez admitted that the frustration that led him to breaking his right hand at Triple-A Durham was the result of what he considered disrespectful actions by RHP Dane De La Rosa.

The two are again teammates with the Rays, with De La Rosa called up Wednesday. Rodriguez said there “definitely” are still issues, but he will be professional about it and not create any disturbances in the clubhouse.

“I’m trying to avoid him as much as possible,” he said.

Rodriguez would not get into specifics over what led him to punch a locker after the Aug. 26 game, except to say it was how De La Rosa reacted when Rodriguez said something about the song that was being played in the (winning) clubhouse.

“How do you disrespect somebody without touching them? You say things or talk in a manner that’s very disrespectful,” Rodriguez said. “In a baseball clubhouse people do that all the time. But when you turn to ask somebody, ‘Are you being serious right now?’ the way someone’s tone is, the way they’re talking to you and they either just smirk or ignore you leads you to believe one or the other, right?

“So instead of me normally doing what I normally would have done in the past, which is basically just to go and do a lot of things to him, I tried to exert my energy and frustration elsewhere to try to let it go. Bad job of trying to deal with it.”

Repoz Posted: September 06, 2012 at 04:03 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. I Am Not a Number Posted: September 06, 2012 at 07:42 AM (#4227972)
“So instead of me normally doing what I normally would have done in the past, which is basically just to go and do a lot of things to him, I tried to exert my energy and frustration elsewhere to try to let it go. Bad job of trying to deal with it.”

This sounds like code for "I was going to do one infantile thing and instead chose to do another. The bottom line is, De La Rosa's behaviour warranted an infantile reaction of some sort. It's all his fault. Wah wah wah."
   2. Greg K Posted: September 06, 2012 at 08:31 AM (#4227997)
It certainly sounds weird. I would have figured they would have either

A) not talked about it, or just give some sort of one line answer like, "it was a personal issue, resolved".
or
B) explain a bit better

As it is now it just sounds like Sean Rodriguez is vaguely petulant and De La Rosa is vaguely offensive.
   3. The_Ex Posted: September 06, 2012 at 09:00 AM (#4228011)
Rodriguez would not get into specifics over what led him to punch a locker after the Aug. 26 game, except to say it was how De La Rosa reacted when Rodriguez said something about the song that was being played in the (winning) clubhouse

Call me Maybe?
   4. depletion Posted: September 06, 2012 at 09:14 AM (#4228018)
Rodriguez: Hey Dane, that sounds like the Beatles? What's that song?
De La Rosa: Your Mother should know.
Rodriguez: You talkin' about my mother! (slams fist)
   5. MM1f Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4228124)
Sean Rodriguez: 6'0, 200.
Dane de la Rosa: 6'7, 245.

Oh and Rodriguez didn't punch a locker out of frustration. He tried to punch de la Rosa and missed, causing his hand to hit the locker and break.
   6. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: September 06, 2012 at 11:38 AM (#4228199)
The only thing I can think of that De La Rosa could have done to be the less professional of the two would be to grab Rodriguez's hand and slam it into a locker.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:30 PM (#4228281)
The only thing I can think of that De La Rosa could have done to be the less professional of the two would be to grab Rodriguez's hand and slam it into a locker.


or maybe he defended Nickelback.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4228292)
Rodriguez said there “definitely” are still issues, but he will be professional about it and not create any disturbances in the clubhouse.


He's off to an excellent start.

   9. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4228313)
I like knowing which players are enemies with each other, especially when they are players as marginal as Rodriguez and De Le Rosa. It's like the battle of the frogs and the mice. It would be better still we had something like the biography screen in Baseball Mogul where we could learn that Rodriguez is sad because he misses Ryan Langerhans and Ricky Romero.
   10. Greg Schuler Posted: September 06, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4228372)
Rodriguez: Hey Dane, that sounds like the Beatles? What's that song?
De La Rosa: Your Mother should know.


Rodriguez: Better my momma than my sister, 'cause my sister ain't half bad.
   11. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 06, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4228420)
This is like abusive husband speak. "Now look what you made me do! You made me break my hand out of anger!"
   12. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 06, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4228421)
If I were a manager, I wouldn't allow music to be played over the clubhouse sound system. If a player wants to listen to music on headphones at his locker while preparing for a game, no problem. But there's just too much scope for making things more divisive; it's not worth it. You've got metal heads, salsa lovers, country fans, hip-hop, and who knows what. There's no consensus on that sounds good. And I'd susect that many players hate the music other players put on. I know damn well that if a co-worker blasted music I hate at a high volume, I'd resent it, and him. Just look at what happened to Sammy Sosa's boom box. So just don't play music in the clubhouse. Not even Japanese shoegaze...
   13. Greg Schuler Posted: September 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM (#4228461)
If I were a manager, I wouldn't allow music to be played over the clubhouse sound system.


And yet the magical leadership qualities of one Dion Phaneuf stem from his ability to turn up the volume on the stereo in the Maple Leaf's locker room, according to Brian Burke. Seriously. Never underestimate what young professional athletes consider important and punchable.

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