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Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:25 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2010 1:47 pm
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The punishments for the Cardinals-Reds brawl on Tuesday have been meted out, according to Victor Rojas, an Angels TV broadcaster formerly of ESPN.

Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto has been suspended seven games, a harsh punishment but not entirely undeserving as Cueto was backed up against the home plate backstop, kicking willy-nilly . Jason LaRue came down with a concussion and Chris Carpenter suffered scratches on his back.

Managers Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker, who had choice words for each other and were ejected after a shouting match, were dinged two games apiece. The managers and Cueto were also fined along with Yadier Molina, Brandon Phillips, Chris Carpenter and Russ Springer.

Molina and Phillips were the instigators of the brawl after Phillips came to the plate in the bottom first. Philips had previously referred to the Cardinals as "little bitches ," which Molina took exception to and let Phillips know about it. The two jawed nose-to-nose before the fracas got out of hand.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Aug 12, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2010 2:42 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

Good for Cueto serves him for acting like a little girl. 



Since: Aug 12, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2010 2:06 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

I think you answered your own question.  Carpenter was in the same type of situation and he did not try to kick anyone in the face.  If Molina gets suspended; so does Phillips.  So I think you should be happy that Cueto only misses one start instead of being out multiple players.



Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:09 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

Cueto should have gotten more than 7 games! Kicking like a little b*tch with metal spikes like he did endangered people's careers. He was also so busy kicking and not looking where he was kicking he endangered his own teammates too. I think Phillips and Molina should have been lumped into the same category, which they were.  I could have seen both of them getting a one or two game suspension, but not suspending both of them makes sense. But Cueto deserved more than 7 games.  Don't girls kick?



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:09 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

should be also be...god these boards need an edit feature



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:07 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

Dusty Baker should be also be suspended for being terrible. Other than that I approve.



Since: May 14, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:04 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down


Nothng would have happened if Molina had not stood in the batters box as Phillips approached the plate. What exactly should Phillips had done at that point? Given that situation a confrontation is basically unavoidable.

I don't have a problem with the Cueto suspesion- he panicked and overreacted. He continued to kick once the mob was off of him. Molina, however, should also have had a couple of games off.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:03 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

Right, that's what good teammates do...protect their players from doing stupid s$%t like sitting on the backstop kicking like a 6 year old girl.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:57 pm
 

Suspensions for Reds-Cardinals brawl handed down

Apparently, MLB has a brain after all.  This is exactly what happened, with the exception of Russ Springer getting fined.  Molina deserved no punishment.  If anything, Phillips should have gotten a game or two for making contact with Molina, regardless of what he said his "true intentions" were.  Cueto should have mandatory psychiatric counseling as well.  He obviously needs help coping with the transgender transition experience that he is in the midst of.



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:56 pm
 

Total BS!

Watch the video and tell me that in the same situation any other player put in Cueto's place would not have done the same thing, pushed up the fence to where he could not stand and the other team mobbing you. The only reason that Carpenter didn't do more is that one of his own teammates bear hugged him trying to protect him.

...and nothing for Molina but a fine? MLB, especially Bud Selig is a joke.


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