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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Zach Davies’ estranged wife says MLB pitcher ghosted her for a year

The estranged wife of pitcher Zach Davies detailed the apparent dissolution of their marriage in a raw Instagram post, alleging the Arizona Diamondbacks starter has not spoken to her in over a year.

In the message shared Monday, Megan explained how their marriage began to crumble, stating her husband “cut off all communication” and later “blocked” her.

“In 2021 my world as I knew it completely fell apart,” she began. “My husband cut off all communication from me while I was back home in Arizona and he was in another state. He sent a text message at 6am in the morning and then blocked me.”

Megan then alleges that she had to “file for divorce without even having a single conversation with the person [she] built a life with,” also claiming he had been unfaithful.

“Zach took the easy way out, where he doesn’t have to be held accountable for his actions. He has luxury of pretending our life never existed. He has chosen to say silent. He has chosen to not give me a single ounce of closure. I, on the other hand, had to live through the immense pain and hurt he caused. I couldn’t hide from it unlike him. I had to live through the reality of it all,” she wrote.

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   1. gef the talking mongoose, peppery hostile Posted: May 19, 2022 at 12:59 PM (#6077474)
Not good at all, but at least he appears not to have tried to hook her up with Trevor Bauer.
   2. The Duke Posted: May 19, 2022 at 01:52 PM (#6077482)
I think a two year suspension without pay is called for here - he's bringing the league into disrepute and that's the new standard for PR failures.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: May 19, 2022 at 02:14 PM (#6077488)
The 29-year-old pitcher hasn’t posted on Instagram or Twitter since September 2020, when he was a member of the San Diego Padres.
So he's ghosted us too.
   4. Dolf Lucky Posted: May 19, 2022 at 03:28 PM (#6077503)
I have just one thing to say to Zach Davies.












QUIT STEALING MY MOVES!!
   5. The Duke Posted: May 19, 2022 at 03:34 PM (#6077505)
I'd love to see the content of the 6 am message.

"I'm in room 322. Can you also bring your friend from the bar?"
   6. shoelesjoe Posted: May 19, 2022 at 04:04 PM (#6077509)
Why should anybody care what this woman has to say about her ex-husband? Bitter split ups are a dime a dozen, and very often one or both of the parties exaggerates or outright lies about the other. Being hitched to a MLB player is a sweet gig, and her finances are likely to take a hit going forward. She’s probably a hundred times more angry about that than whether or not he unfriended her on Facebook.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 04:26 PM (#6077513)
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   8. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 19, 2022 at 06:41 PM (#6077540)
person [she] built a life with


Well, not quite. They were married 5-6 years, it's not really a lifetime.

Bitter split ups are a dime a dozen


Too true, and this really isn't THAT bitter.

I've been divorced(and I know some of the other guys here have also), I also know a few other people that have been divorced and this is pretty tame stuff. Sometimes ghosting is the best way to avoid the inevitable conflict. I know it's painful, but confronting the ex partner with anger all the time is really stressful and from what I've experienced, it's best just let the legal guys sort it out and avoid the angry confrontations that happen so frequently in these situations.

She's angry and that's understandable, but trying to take the high moral ground whereby you want him to "be accountable" is just p*ssing into the wind. Now she's gone public with it...and it just comes off as much worse for both of them.
   9. . Posted: May 19, 2022 at 07:23 PM (#6077543)
In reality, she only wants him to be accountable to social media, and she wants to enlist social media as the enforcer of accountability. Were she to be happy with some sort of one-on-one "closure," she would not have run to social media to air her grievances. I suppose we're doomed to live with social media, but a life lived entirely therein is pretty empty, and there's no need for we civilians to engage ourselves with the wails and the pleadings it engenders. And the law has any number of mechanisms to hold marital deadbeats to true accountability.
   10. Adam Starblind Posted: May 19, 2022 at 07:43 PM (#6077545)
Ghosting your wife … like a boss.
   11. Tin Angel Posted: May 19, 2022 at 07:50 PM (#6077548)
I'd love to see the content of the 6 am message.


L8r
   12. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 07:59 PM (#6077549)
Well, not quite. They were married 5-6 years, it's not really a lifetime.


That's not what the quote says, though. She "built a life with [him]", which is what should happen when you marry someone. And ideally, as the relationship is being built, it should be under the assumption that it will last a lifetime. It's impossible to know what really happened here, but if what she says is true, that's horrible on Davies' part and she has every right to be bitter. Hopefully she can get the closure she needs, and while it's awful that it had to come to a public Instagram post, maybe it's the only way to get through to him.
   13. tshipman Posted: May 19, 2022 at 08:45 PM (#6077554)
Gross vibe in this thread.
   14. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: May 19, 2022 at 09:18 PM (#6077563)
Gross vibe in this thread.


Truly. He merely unfriended her on Facebook? What sort of perverted mind has that as their takeaway from this story?
   15. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 09:33 PM (#6077567)
I miss the days when the only people who would ever hear about any of this would be their families. This is one zillion percent not anybody's business.
   16. Jack Sommers Posted: May 19, 2022 at 10:25 PM (#6077580)
Bottom line:

There are no DV complaints here. The rest of it is not my business and certainly not my place to make ANY judgment about either of them
   17. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 11:09 PM (#6077587)
I understand the 'keep it private' comments in other circumstances, but her main complaint is that he won't communicate with her, so, other than I guess send a telegram via Western Union, social media is one of the few means she has.
   18. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 11:55 PM (#6077590)
I don’t have a problem with her posting about it on social media, that’s her right. But it’s really none of my business, as others have said. It’s not “newsworthy”, but this is the NY Post so that’s not the standard here.
   19. Howie Menckel Posted: May 20, 2022 at 12:15 AM (#6077592)
other than I guess send a telegram via Western Union, social media is one of the few means she has.

she's married to a professional athlete who has made an estimated 20 million in his career so far.

if that's the only angle she can think of...

not that i care, well... that line hit me. she had other options
   20. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2022 at 12:47 AM (#6077593)
I wish I had known we could only comment on stuff that was "our business." That would have saved me an awful lot of time these past 20 years.

If true, he took an incredible shitty way out (or, the honorable way, per Hugh) of their relationship and, frustrated, she took to her social media feed to vent to what she probably assumed was a limited circle of acquaintances and it was picked up and amplified.
   21. The Honorable Ardo Posted: May 20, 2022 at 03:10 AM (#6077597)
If we accept Megan's timeline (which I do), we get this breakdown:


Zach before ghosting: 50-36, 3.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP
Zach after ghosting: 8-14, 5.48 ERA, 1.53 WHIP

Oops...
   22. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 20, 2022 at 03:33 AM (#6077598)
or, the honorable way, per Hugh


Bollocks, don't misquote me. I never suggested it was honourable. I merely suggested it might have been the more sane path for both of them as opposed to angry confrontations every time they spoke.

We don't know what has transpired, and if you'd actually read my post, you would have noticed I said she's angry and that's understandable, however venting on social media is not a good path to take for anyone.

deleted the rest, couldn't be bothered.....
   23. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: May 20, 2022 at 06:20 AM (#6077599)
I hope they didn't have kids.
   24. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2022 at 07:06 AM (#6077600)
deleted the rest, couldn't be bothered......


Sound advice, you should have followed the first time.
   25. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 07:57 AM (#6077601)
Or she could have just respected his wishes to not really communicate anymore, just as she would have wanted him to do the same.(*) (And of course the Twitter and Instagram cesspools would have demanded that he do so if the roles were reversed.) Adult relationships unfortunately go south sometimes and it's often emotionally unpleasant.

As to the actual facts, she filed for divorce. If there's a bunch of money involved, which there almost certainly is given his high salaries and continued earning power, he'll show up in divorce court and she'll see him there.(**) Or he'll decide not to contest the divorce and work out something amicably, and that should be her "closure."

But it’s really none of my business, as others have said.


In a broader sense it is -- family breakups and even divorces in toto have wider social and cultural impact -- but not really as to any particular couple, no. It's also the society's and the culture's business if there's a trend wherein people have such empty immediate means of emotional support of actual people that they feel the need instead to seek the validation of strangers on the internet. Obviously the cultural triumph of these absurd social media outlets is everyone's business.

but this is the NY Post so that’s not the standard here.


Let's not pretend it's only the NY Post that uses Twitter/Instagram as fodder for content. The "major outlets" also do.

(*) As far as she or any of us know, he's mourning the collapse of the marriage, too, and that's the way he's doing it. His inner thoughts on the matter are the quintessential "nobody else's business."

(**) Or, more likely, already has since it's looks like it's been about a year.
   26. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:06 AM (#6077602)
Still gotta love the dudes who actually think if they go on the internet and "defend women" to a bunch of strangers (*), it will make them more appealing to women.

(*) Or, if not entirely "strangers," simulacra.
   27. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:11 AM (#6077604)
Still gotta love the dudes who actually think if they go on the internet and "defend women" to a bunch of strangers (*), it will make them more appealing to women.


Yes, that's it. SoSH U at work, Misirlou and tshipman are definitely going to score more chicks because of this.

Do you even stop to read the nonsense you post?
   28. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:19 AM (#6077605)
I hope they didn't have kids.


I assume the fact that there is no mention of kids suggests they didn't. If they did this story's tone changes pretty substantially. Right now if we assume her story is true (and it rings true) then he's a bit of a coward but whatever. If however they have kids that changes things dramatically. At that point he's got an obligation, not to stay married certainly, but to remain in contact with the mother and co-parent in some form.
   29. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:21 AM (#6077606)
Yes, that's it.


Oh, it's absolutely it. Whether it's "it" to every single person doing it is a different story, but in toto, as to Internet Guy writ large, it's absolutely, positively it.(*)

Do you even stop to read the nonsense you post?


You guys went on the internet to "defend" a woman you've never met who was allegedly "ghosted" by a man you've never met. You know literally nothing about either of these people or their time together as a couple. And then proceeded to insist that the reactions of other men to the tribulations of these strangers was somehow "gross."

Who's being nonsensical, again?

(*) Pre-internet, to the extent the convo went beyond the families/friend of the protagonists, it might have been gossip amongst the townfolk at the local bar or the local American Legion hall and people would have offered up their opinions and thoughts face-to-face, with some degree of natural accountability. People like Shipman never would have the courage to butt into the conversations there and offer his opinion on the conversations' "tone." Or if he had, he would have been ignored or told to get lost -- if not taken outside. The context of socializing and socialization took care of it, but unfortunately we don't have those things on the internet. The things that are kind of like that, "likes" and the "ignore" feature, are not really that.
   30. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:27 AM (#6077607)
Who's being nonsensical, again?


Oh, it's you. That's the default setting here. Ask anybody.

But I'll try it out the next time I'm at the club.

Me: Hey ladies, I'm SoSH U at work. I'm sure you've heard of me.

Women shake head, demonstrating various looks of revulsion.

Me: No, none of you? SoSH U - defender of the fairer sex on the online. That doesn't ring a bell? Dammit, SugarBear insisted this was a surefire way to impress the ladies.

   31. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:39 AM (#6077609)
... People like Shipman never would have the courage to butt into the conversations there and offer his opinion on the conversations' "tone." (*)

(*) And deep down knowing this, that ilk has unfortunately been provided with an empowering mechanism of compensation by the internet and gravitated to it.
   32. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 08:45 AM (#6077610)
Oh, it's you. That's the default setting here. Ask anybody.


You mean the representative sample that is Baseball Think Factory?

SugarBear insisted this was a surefire way to impress the ladies.


I said the opposite of it was a "surefire way to impress the ladies." It's a way that certain ilk thinks will impress the ladies -- but it actually doesn't.(*) Thus the unmissable sarcastic tone in 26 wherein it was said. Perhaps this misunderstanding explains your somewhat dyspeptic reaction to the obviously true proposition that (straight) men try to impress women.(**)

(*) As with all generally true observations there are of course exceptions.

(**) And eliminate potential competition for women. No better way to do that than to rip on other men and their "badness."

   33. Lassus Posted: May 20, 2022 at 09:06 AM (#6077612)
Well, not quite. They were married 5-6 years, it's not really a lifetime.

Beaten to it by #12.


I'm also agreeing the thread is pretty gross. I mean, even without the regular, standard bent thread attendees.
   34. Lassus Posted: May 20, 2022 at 09:08 AM (#6077613)
It’s not “newsworthy”

I get this, but there is a level of fame and public figure Q score involved here. People care about athletes as news and always have.


Reading through to the end, this thread is an amazing SBB primer/abstract.
   35. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 09:12 AM (#6077614)
People care about athletes as news and always have.


The general public typically didn't care about the mechanics of the breakups of athletes' relationships and in fact don't care about them now. Don't confuse the relatively few people on the social media cesspools and sports message boards for the general public. It's a tiny subset.

And no one here really "cares" about this one, either. It's titillating gossip and a chance to score internet "points" (which you in fact appear to be taking full advantage of).
   36. Lassus Posted: May 20, 2022 at 09:59 AM (#6077617)
The general public typically didn't care about the mechanics of the breakups of athletes' relationships and in fact don't care about them now. Don't confuse the relatively few people on the social media cesspools and sports message boards for the general public.

OK.

Sure.

If you say so.

You surely know best.
   37. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:05 AM (#6077620)
You are all ####### morons for responding to the troll.

   38. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:06 AM (#6077622)
OK.

Sure.

If you say so.

You surely know best.


Or, you know, this story, which is about a rather insignificant baseball player from Arizona but appears in the New York Post.
   39. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:08 AM (#6077623)
You are all ####### morons for responding to the troll.


That I'll cop to.
   40. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:56 AM (#6077626)
That I'll cop to.


You know why you "respond," I know why you do it, we all know why you do it, and it's a positive virtue that you do do it. The urge to then "apologize" or demur to the stalkers when there's nothing whatever to apologize or give a second thought to is one of those bizarre internet things much like I kind of hit on above. It would never happen at the legion hall or the local bar or the golf course or at a ballgame or any other normal place. Exactly the opposite would happen.

In a way, you're probably a better person than I for trying harder to follow internet norms and mores -- but they're still really, really stupid.

Or, you know, this story, which is about a rather insignificant baseball player from Arizona but appears in the New York Post.


Yes, in the internet age. The discussion was about the pre-internet age. (Lassus's rather ... cough ... stretched comparison of wife swapping and ghosting notwithstanding.)
   41. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2022 at 11:15 AM (#6077630)
Sugar Bear, 10:56 a.m.: Yes, in the internet age. The discussion was about the pre-internet age.

Sugar Bear, 9:12 a.m.: The general public typically didn't care about the mechanics of the breakups of athletes' relationships and in fact don't care about them now.


Apparently, as is true of most of the ever-dwindling number of Primates, even you have you on ignore. Good thinking.
   42. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 11:21 AM (#6077631)
You left out the rest of it:

Don't confuse the relatively few people on the social media cesspools and sports message boards for the general public. It's a tiny subset.

And no one here really "cares" about this one, either. It's titillating gossip and a chance to score internet "points" (which you in fact appear to be taking full advantage of).


************************************

as is true of most of the ever-dwindling number of Primates

The vast majority of "dropouts" are people who weren't competitive in the marketplace of ideas and adult discussion, or otherwise didn't have the makeup to participate therein. There are some of those still left, and a couple have unsurprisingly popped up here.
   43. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: May 20, 2022 at 02:24 PM (#6077654)
It would never happen at the legion hall or the local bar or the golf course or at a ballgame or any other normal place.
At the legion hall or the local bar you'd have been beaten within an inch of your life for being the biggest ####### in town and told never to come back. And it would have happened 15 years ago, the second or third time you pulled your shtick. And then it wouldn't have been an issue for anyone else again.
   44. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 20, 2022 at 02:32 PM (#6077655)

I miss the days when the only people who would ever hear about any of this would be their families. This is one zillion percent not anybody's business.


The first opening day I ever attended, a local radio station handed out masks of Margo Adams to taunt Wade Boggs.
   45. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 02:35 PM (#6077656)
And as to prove the point definitively, out of the woodwork comes Internet Tough Guy.

   46. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: May 20, 2022 at 02:45 PM (#6077659)
The careful reader will note that I didn't say that I would do the beating. Frankly, it would be more of a collective thing.


The careful reader will also note that picking some random thing that in no way relates to his point and claiming it "proves the point" is part of the shtick that would get him beaten.
   47. base ball chick Posted: May 20, 2022 at 03:44 PM (#6077668)
if you want to end your relationship especially THESE days, cutting off all non-lawyer communication appears to be the smart thing to do seeing as how it looks better in divorce court than having some screaming and or worse, something written/recorded when you can get accused of DV or abuse

do dumpees ever get closure? especially from someone who obviously wants NOTHING more to do with them? LOTS of people do their best to close off some toxic relation from their memory. for all we know he done already dealt with counselor/therapist. for all we know they been telling him to just get AWAY from this person

going on soc med like this is not exactly gonna get him back. it is just her trying to get as much revenge/money as she can. besides they don't give you more $$$ in court if there has been adultery. judges go by the book and split halvsies. at least they do here. unless there was a prenup and not real too many people with assets smart enough to do that with first marriage





   48. Lassus Posted: May 20, 2022 at 04:33 PM (#6077681)
Yes, in the internet age. The discussion was about the pre-internet age. (Lassus's rather ... cough ... stretched comparison of wife swapping and ghosting notwithstanding.)

Post-truth nonsense response. Baseball players personal lives and marriage status has been national news for almost 100 years, far pre-internet, hence the cites. Your ear-plugging foot-stomping notwithstanding.
   49. . Posted: May 20, 2022 at 05:23 PM (#6077693)
The personal lives of the Zach Davies-caliber baseball player has never been "national news," and the method and circumstances surrounding the breakup of a relationship has been even less national news.

"Baseball player doesn't speak to ex-wife for a year after breakup" wouldn't have been national news in the heyday of Teddy Ballgame, even if it was T.Bg himself doing the ghosting. "Ted Williams Marriage to End" or something like that right around the time of the split, maybe. Probably.

   50. gef the talking mongoose, peppery hostile Posted: May 20, 2022 at 06:37 PM (#6077705)
I think a two year suspension without pay is called for here - he's bringing the league into disrepute and that's the new standard for PR failures.


Show us on your Trevor Bauer blow-up doll where MLB hurt you.
   51. Lassus Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:22 PM (#6077756)
The personal lives of the Zach Davies-caliber baseball player has never been "national news,"

"Caliber". Christ, what adolescent petulance in the face of error.

You need more national newspaper clippings? Or will you ignore those, too?
   52. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: May 21, 2022 at 01:02 AM (#6077788)

I admit, I didn’t know who Zach Davies was before this thread. Looks like he’s an average-ish 29-y.o. SP who spent most of his career in Milwaukee.

I will stick by my “not newsworthy” declaration.
   53. Lassus Posted: May 21, 2022 at 09:25 AM (#6077795)
I guess I simply fundamentally disagree that this is how newsworthiness works.
   54. Jack Keefe Posted: May 21, 2022 at 10:40 AM (#6077799)
Al and this is wear I half to ask is there any Just Ice. When my girl friend Tawny broke up with me she sent a Massif to all the local papers in Terre Haute and even as far as Danville Illinois Al. It was untitled To Womb It May Concern and it read in part as folloes.

Leddit be known that I am not any longer attacht to the Bead and Bord of John Aloysius Keefe and I will be irresponsible for any decks contracted by him self. And if Keefe tries to find me I will be in 1 of 3 places you bet. It will be in a Bathy Ship at the bottom of the Chancellor Trench, or maybe in the Sub Station at the South Poal, or if that fails I will get Elon Mush to rocket me into Space. Keef is BLOCKED on my fone and I will not even put a Like on his Insto Graph. Sined Tawny Zaftig.


And the worse part was Al it was all a pre-tense. She was living with her cousin in Fort Wane. Every body knew this Al. She just wanted her Name in the Peppers and even at that she got 2 Colon Inches in the Kokomo Weekly Shopper. Some times you can't win for losing Al though my old pal Ozzie Guillen always said, you must not say winner and loser Keefe, you must say "Sometimes you can't participate for participating."
   55. Dolf Lucky Posted: May 21, 2022 at 11:53 AM (#6077805)
^^ That’s a top 10 Keefe entry. Probably top 5.
   56. base ball chick Posted: May 21, 2022 at 12:32 PM (#6077808)
jack is awesome. everytime he writes i think of john and how much i miss him even after 13 years

sigh

as to people not caring about the private life of zach davies and other non-supaSTAH!! player -

from roger angell's 1980 article on bob gibson - talking about athletes, not just bob-

"It is my own suspicion that both sportswriters and fans are increasingly resentful of the fame and adulation and immense wealth that are now bestowed so swiftly upon so many young professional athletes, and are envious of their privileged and apparently carefree style of living. The resentment is a half-conscious appreciation of the fact that they themselves—the fans and the media people, that is—have to a great degree created these golden youths, and because of that there is indeed a wish to own them; to demand ceaseless, inhumanly repeated dazzling performances from them on the field, and to require absolute access to their private lives as well."


and i would say that athletes pretty much all feel these days that they HAVE to provide fans a twitter feed/instagram. in mah not so Umble Opinyin, to "control The Narrative" as barry lamar bonds said back in aught something. of course there is no "controlling The Narrative" because these days even without nasty sports writers like that guy in NYC who hated tom seaver for joining the Wrong Country CLub (and he was White and not Jewish, too, imagine that), the Narrative control You

and The Narrative is written by Fans instead of the All Powahful Sportswriters who BITGOD created all the personas of athletes they wanted to pull up or push down
   57. manchestermets Posted: May 23, 2022 at 09:53 AM (#6078099)
I'm just bemused by the idea that someone might use BBTF as a place where they might impress women with their sensitivity. Are we supposed to think that bbc is sending out updates to some central monitoring body that issues updates to womankind on who's been saying mean things about them on a moribund baseball website? Still, I suppose if you're deranged enough to imagine that the only reason to call out misogyny is to increase your chance of getting laid you probably would think that.
   58. BDC Posted: May 23, 2022 at 10:14 AM (#6078103)
I have started getting Facebook ads telling me I can meet "Happy, Loyal Women" which cannot be a coincidence.
   59. . Posted: May 23, 2022 at 12:29 PM (#6078125)
Perhaps the professed "bemusement" could be cured with another perusal of 47. For those who have any sense of humor, it's rather funny that one poster says that a lot of what men say in this area is a misguided effort to appeal to women, a bunch of people whine and moan and then, lo and behold, here comes the board's lone woman to make the most "misogynist" (*) post of them all. If you replaced "base ball chick" with "The Good Face" or "RDP," the fainting couches would be creaking and wilting under the combined workload.

But you would have to have a sense of humor.

call out misogyny


Coming to a baseball message board and pontificating to a gaggle of fellow-traveling white pasties doesn't "call out" jack ####.

(*) For the slow afoot, the quotes around this term are meant to denote "not misogynist at all."

   60. Lassus Posted: May 23, 2022 at 02:09 PM (#6078139)
If BBC can post a reasonable take that differs from much of the rest of the posts without being jumped all over as a demented self-important jerk, maybe take that as a lesson as to why you are unable to manage the same.
   61. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 23, 2022 at 04:05 PM (#6078161)
Are we supposed to think that bbc is sending out updates to some central monitoring body that issues updates to womankind on who's been saying mean things about them on a moribund baseball website?
That’s valuable information, she’s probably making a fortune.
   62. I don't want to talk about Rocco Posted: May 23, 2022 at 04:09 PM (#6078162)
As a Brewer fan who knew it wouldn't last but enjoyed the brief time that Davies got out major league hitters while a Brewer fan this bums me out

And not to wade into 'back in the day' discussion but talking to my dad about Zach he immediately brought up other Brewer history like Gorman Thomas divorce being news in Milwaukee and per SABR bio that divorce happened in 1987 well after THomas retired from MLB. So have to think that others are accurate that sports people get a lot of attention when their personal lives get messy even if they were not 'star' players.

   63. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 23, 2022 at 04:09 PM (#6078163)
nasty sports writers like that guy in NYC who hated tom seaver for joining the Wrong Country CLub (and he was White and not Jewish, too, imagine that),


The thing that pushed Seaver over the edge and made him ask the Mets to trade him was "that guy in NYC" (Dick Young) started criticizing Seaver's wife too. Gee, who would have thought that kind of thing even happened in 1977.
   64. Hombre Brotani Posted: May 23, 2022 at 06:03 PM (#6078182)
I have started getting Facebook ads telling me I can meet "Happy, Loyal Women" which cannot be a coincidence.
See, this is what happens when you defend women on the Internet. This is why we do it.
   65. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: May 23, 2022 at 09:05 PM (#6078222)
From the Gorman Thomas SABR bio:

His initial venture was a neighborhood bar on the south side of Milwaukee for several years in the mid-’80s with his best friend and fellow Brewer Pete Vuckovich named Stormin and Vukes. Going through a messy divorce in 1987, he made mistakes including two drunk-driving arrests with a 10-day jail sentence. Instead of serving the jail time, he left for his hometown, Charleston, South Carolina, where he owned a bar, Stormin Gorman’s, and golfed daily.


I mean, they were both ex-Brewers who got divorced, but beyond that there’s very little similarity. If Davies got arrested twice and skipped town to avoid jail time, I agree it would be newsworthy.
   66. Howie Menckel Posted: May 23, 2022 at 09:18 PM (#6078226)
The thing that pushed Seaver over the edge and made him ask the Mets to trade him was "that guy in NYC" (Dick Young)

I have told my "1986 Game 7 World Series ticket" story more than often enough, but I don't think I usually mention whose ticket it was - Dick Young's!

my college buddy grew up across the street from the Youngs, and the parents and the kids were all close. so when my buddy's Dad asked Dick if he could hook his kids up with a couple of ducats, Dick came through (sister couldn't make it a day later after Game 7 was rained out, oh well).

since Young always described Keith Hernandez as a "druggie" due to his earlier cocaine issues in St. Louis, I felt obligated to half-heartedly heckle Keith during the game. seemed like a simple act of gratitude to the host.

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