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Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

Posted on: March 2, 2011 4:05 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2011 6:32 pm
By Matt Snyder

We've seen this before in the Cubs dugout, only this time it was a different Carlos. A fight broke out Wednesday in the Cubs dugout between Carlos Silva and Aramis Ramirez. At first the person locked in combat with Silva was unknown, but Alfonso Soriano spilled the beans later in the clubhouse.

"I'm very surprised. It's only the fourth game of the spring, and we're fighting each other," Soriano told reporters, including's Danny Knobler. "We don't have to fight ... We don't need that. ... They have to talk. I think if they talk, everything will be normal. I hope they talk.

"Maybe Aramis wasn't in a good mood today."

Ramirez doesn't seem too worried about the scuffle.

"Everything is taken care of. (It was) just a misunderstanding," he said.

Silva's anger stemmed from a pretty horrendous inning by the team, including himself. The Cubs committed three errors -- including one each from Ramirez and shortstop Starlin Castro (Chicago Sun-Times , via Twitter) -- and a catcher's interference in Silva's one inning of work. Of course, he also coughed up a pair of three-run home runs in the midst of the debacle.

"He wants to do good," Ramirez said of Silva. "Obviously, he didn't throw the ball well, and we didn't make plays behind him. Everything just went the other way."

Silva and his co-combatant were quickly broken up by teammates. Silva was subsequently pulled from the game and walked to the clubhouse with strength coach Tim Buss.

Silva left the game early and refused to talk about the incident. He was said to have been "too worked up" to face the media. Ramirez, on the other hand, has shown over the course of his career he's pretty mild-mannered, a point he reiterated after the game.

"I've never gotten involved with anybody," Ramirez said. I'm not a troublemaker, put it that way."

Though we shouldn't completely jump to conclusions, all signs indicate Silva was the instigator here. He was the one removed from the game and escorted to the clubhouse. Further, he was trying to prove a point Wednesday, as he's recently been chirping about having to win a rotation spot.

"I'm not a kid. I'm not a rookie anymore," he said at this year's Cubs Convention (via Chicago Tribune ). "I know how everything works. But I showed this team what I can do last year. Everyone is saying they're looking for a fourth and fifth starter. I think that's ridiculous."

Silva went 10-6 with a 4.22 ERA last season, but he started 8-0, 2.93. So, in his final 10 starts, he went 2-6 with a 6.15 ERA and 1.59 WHIP.

"He's fighting for a spot," Ramirez added. "He's got to do good."

Things certainly didn't go as planned Wednesday for the right-hander, but remember, it's a long spring.

CBS UPDATE: Manager Mike Quade speaks on the incident .

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Category: MLB

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 6:43 pm

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

LMFAO!!!! Eagle getting all fired up over this..... Freaking losers??? LMFAO!!!! I love it when parents let their kids play on their computer....

Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2011 12:45 pm

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

who gives a flying f**k who spells correctly on a baseball board, go find yourself an english lit board if you want to be a proofreader, freaking losers with nothing better to say  

Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 12:37 pm

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

Okay, baseball talk, who is the team to watch not the Phillies, Yankees or Redsox

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 12:30 pm

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

FYI, this is a BASEBALL message board, and not a school playground.  Go away bullies, let's talk baseball.

Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 12:22 pm

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

And yes I did make an error. I did this on purpose. See if all the grammar experts out there can find it. You will get 10 extra credit points.

Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 12:19 pm

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout


It is embarrassing, not embarressing. So your spelling isn't correct. I don't know why people even care or if people spell correctly, we all get the meaning, but don't ridicule people on spelling and not get it right yourself, you look like the bigger idiot.
It's not his fault he doesn't know how to read.


–verb (used with object) 1. to cause confusion and shame to; make uncomfortably self-conscious; disconcert; abash: His bad table manners embarrassed her. 2. to make difficult or intricate, as a question or problem; complicate. 3. to put obstacles or difficulties in  way of; impede: The motion was advanced in order to embarrass the progress of the bill. 4. to beset with financial difficulties; burden with debt: The decline in sales embarrassed the company. –verb (used without object) 5. to become disconcerted, abashed, or confused.
1665–75;  < French embarrasser  < Spanish embarazar  < Portuguese embaraçar,  equivalent to em- <sup>1 </sup>  + -baraçar,  verbal derivative of baraço, baraça  cord, strap, noose (of obscure origin)

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:30 am

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

Holy crap it was not Big Z!

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:22 am

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

Get a clue clown!!

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:20 am

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

My spelling is correct dumbass!! Also, it is "your" spelling not "you're".... LMFAO!!!!

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:17 am

Silva, Ramirez fight in Cubs' dugout

It is a complete JOKE!!! Cannot spell simple words...... JOKE!!

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