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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Reggie Jackson apologizes to Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton: ‘It was a joke’

HOUSTON — Yankees special advisor Reggie Jackson says that he was almost in tears Sunday learning that his lame attempt at making jokes with Jim Bowden of the MLB Network played out on live radio.

Mr. October says that he never meant to criticize Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton for missing Game 2 of the American League Championship Series with a strained right quad on the heels of an injury-plagued regular season and that his cursing insults were meant to make fun of Bowden before his on-air interview began.

When realizing his comments were on satellite radio, Jackson ended the interview and went straight to Stanton to apologize. Jackson said he would leave the ballpark before the end of the game to avoid the media and “not to draw a crowd and be a distraction.”

“I immediately spoke to (Yankees media relations VP) Jason Zillo and he advised I go in and talk to G Stanton, which I did,” Jackson wrote in a text Sunday night to NJ Advance Media. “I’d just spent several days with him during his rehab (from a knee injury) and he graciously accept my faux paux.

Mind you, it’s not like Reggie missed, say, the entire 1972 World Series due to injury…..

QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, injury, reggie jackson

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘How Many MVPs Have to Go Down?’: Scott Boras Is Fed Up With MLB’s Unsafe Bases

The hard, slick bases used by Major League Baseball have taken out another star player, and agent Scott Boras is fed up.

“How many MVPs have to go down?” Boras said Monday after Kris Bryant, one his clients and the 2016 NL MVP, slipped on a wet base Sunday at Wrigley Field and sprained his right ankle, effectively ending his season. In 2017 Bryce Harper, another Boras client, was on his way to his second MVP when he injured a knee by also slipping on a wet base.

“We are in between Collective Bargaining Agreements,” Boras said. “The office of the commissioner has the authority to legislate matters of the game relating to weather … We were put on notice about this issue years ago. Where is the protocol for it? It borders on negligence. They did nothing. Zero.”

Major League Baseball does have protocols about the condition of the playing field in bad weather–umpires determine if the field is safe and can order grounds crew to attend to a muddy mound, for instance–but nothing specific about the integrity of the bases, such as when rain and/or mud make them slick.

In all seriousness, is there a solution to this issue that won’t create some sort of unintended consequence?

 

QLE Posted: September 24, 2019 at 12:03 AM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: bases, injury, kris bryant, scott boras

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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)
  Beats: felipe vazquez, fight, fight, fight, injury, kyle crick

Monday, August 26, 2019

LEADING OFF: Harper returns to Phillies, Ramírez has surgery

DADDY’S HOME

Bryce Harper is expected to return from paternity leave as the Phillies open a home series against struggling Pittsburgh. Philadelphia dropped two of three at last-place Miami without him, managing only four hits and never batting with a runner in scoring position during Sunday’s defeat. Harper had been on a tear before taking a few days to be with his wife, Kayla, and their newborn son — the couple’s first child. Harper has nine homers in his past 17 games, batting .290 with a 1.139 OPS.

BAD BREAK

Cleveland third baseman José Ramírez is set to have surgery on his broken right hand. It’s a potentially devastating injury for the Indians’ playoff chances as they try to catch first-place Minnesota in the AL Central or capture a wild card. Ramírez went on the injured list Sunday with a fractured hamate bone, an injury that typically takes more than a month to heal. There is no clear timetable for his return, but it’s safe to assume Ramirez — who has been on a tear at the plate — won’t be around down the stretch in September.

The circle of life, in two short squibs.

 

 

QLE Posted: August 26, 2019 at 04:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, cardinals, didi gregorius, homer bailey, injury, jose ramirez, josh donaldson

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Is a lingering oblique injury contributing to Aaron Judge’s slump?

NEW YORK — Despite being mired in an awful slump, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge says he’s fine physically.

“It doesn’t affect me at all,” Judge reiterated Thursday to Yahoo Sports of the oblique injury that cost him 54 games earlier this season.

Yet something is clearly wrong.

Because when No. 99 is on, he’s one of the best players in the world.

And right now, he’s off.

And yet he’s still a substantially better player than a certain Phillies outfielder…..

 

 

QLE Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:20 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, injury, slump

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Tommy La Stella injury update: Angels All-Star has broken leg | Sporting News

Tommy La Stella will be sidelined for at least two months.

The Angels infielder underwent a CT scan Wednesday, which revealed a broken right leg. He will be out for 8-10 weeks, according to the team. La Stella fouled a ball off his right shin in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s 9-4 win against the Rangers and had to be helped off the field.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: all-star, angels, injury, tommy la stella

 

 

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