Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, August 08, 2011

Victorino receives three-game suspension for role in brawl

Even though Brown is no longer with us…Stop The Phussing And Phighting! (I know…I hate that too)

ESPN is reporting that Major League Baseball has suspended Shane Victorino three games for his role in Friday night’s bench-clearing brawl between the Phillies and Giants in San Francisco. A source told’s Jayson Stark that Victorino plans to appeal.

No word yet if Giants reliever Ramon Ramirez, whose apparent intentional drilling of Victorino triggered the altercation, and Giants catcher Eli Whiteside will receive suspensions.

...And if the Phillies and Giants match up again in the post-season, Ramirez will have a golden opportunity to make an even bigger statement.

Such a match-up could make for a very interesting October.

Repoz Posted: August 08, 2011 at 09:54 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, phillies

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Adam B. Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:16 PM (#3895677)
As a Phillies fan ... yeah, that's fair. He started walking towards the mound, and resisted the umpires' efforts to restrain him.

But Ramirez and Whiteside should be suspended as well.
   2. I Left Tim Raines Down In Africa Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:29 PM (#3895686)
But Ramirez and Whiteside should be suspended as well.

Just ask Tony Bruno. Also, Whiteside dancing around like an idiot and getting punked seems pretty just.
   3. Dave Spiwak Posted: August 08, 2011 at 11:54 PM (#3895776)
   4. Joe OBrien Posted: August 09, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3895786)
Yadier Molina has a beef here I believe.

And I know Victorino's rage wasn't directed at the umpire, but "I really wanted to hit someone from behind" doesn't seem like mitigating circumstances.
   5. Benji Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3895890)
I have a philosophical disagreement with beanballs, but hitting rodents in the face seems acceptable. And I have to keep reminding myself than Shane Victorino isn't vermin. It's not that easy to do.
   6. phatj Posted: August 09, 2011 at 02:34 AM (#3896024)
I have no problem with the Victorino suspension, but Whiteside needs to get one too. His jumping around like he had a pogo stick up his ass is what caused Polanco to come in in the first place (Victorino was not rushing the mound, he took a couple steps and was jawing), and Whiteside initiated contact with Polanco.

Not mentioned is that Sandoval dragged down Ruiz from behind by the neck.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main


All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 12 March 2018: Trevor Bauer thinks Major League Baseball trying to silence him on Twitter
(1571 - 6:45pm, Mar 18)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogAnother rough day for Shohei Ohtani prompts more questions for Angels | OC Register
(50 - 6:27pm, Mar 18)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogMinor League Pace-Of-Play Changes in 2018
(149 - 6:26pm, Mar 18)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(791 - 6:11pm, Mar 18)
Last: TFTIO is a very stable genius

NewsblogOT - March Madness 2018
(164 - 6:11pm, Mar 18)
Last: . . . . . . . . . .

Newsblog‘Badass’ is bringing nasty streak back to Mets’ pitching staff | New York Post
(61 - 5:15pm, Mar 18)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogTop 175 MLB Prospects for 2018 - Minor League Ball
(13 - 2:56pm, Mar 18)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

Gonfalon CubsFinally
(172 - 1:01pm, Mar 18)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogDavid Wright Sidelined For Two Months
(69 - 10:34am, Mar 18)
Last: NattyBoh

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-16-2018
(23 - 8:12am, Mar 18)
Last: BDC

Hall of MeritLatin American Players and Pitchers Home Page
(61 - 5:34pm, Mar 17)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Detroit Tigers
(35 - 12:30pm, Mar 17)
Last: QLE

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(1043 - 12:17pm, Mar 17)
Last: Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt!

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Cardinals voting thread
(15 - 10:32am, Mar 16)
Last: Rusty Priske

NewsblogHow ex-player David Bell plans to modernize the Giants’ farm system
(6 - 2:33am, Mar 16)
Last: BobT

Page rendered in 0.2696 seconds
47 querie(s) executed