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Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:46 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2011 6:06 am
 
By Evan Brunell

WeaverThe Angels' Jered Weaver has been suspended six games for intentionally throwing at Alex Avila during Sunday's game. Manager Mike Scioscia was also suspended a game, which he will serve on Tuesday night.

Weaver, meanwhile, will appeal his suspension. He is expected to have a hearing in New York next week when the Angels are in town for a series against the Yankees.

"I obviously knew that something was going to happen," Weaver told the Associated Press. "It's six games, and it is what it is, but I've decided to appeal it. I wanted my voice heard a little bit on the situation and how it went down, see what they feel about it and go from there. So we'll see what happens."

If MLB is looking for contrition, Weaver doesn't sound like he's too interested in that. When asked by a reporter if he'd have handled anything differently, Weaver didn't give an answer that will please Joe Torre.

"I wouldn't have done anything different," he said, according to the Orange County Register.

On Sunday, Magglio Ordonez hit a home run off of Weaver in the third inning of a tight battle against the Tigers' Justin Verlander, and Ordonez paused to watch the home run, perhaps trying to determine if it would be fair or foul. Weaver shouted at Ordonez to run, which Detroit did not take too kindly. When Carlos Guillen blasted a home run in the seventh, he did everything but dance on Weaver's mound in milking the home run, which made the right-hander hot. Despite being immediately warned by the umpire, his next pitch went over Avila's head, earning an ejection.

Weaver said he wasn't trying to hit Avila, just send a message.

"[Avila] caught me in the All-Star game, and we gained a little respect for each other there. So I'm not here to hurt nobody. I just felt like I needed to prove a point," Weaver said. "I think if I wanted to hit him, I could have hit him. I just threw a fastball up and in and it got up and away. It probably looked a little worse than it was, but it was clearly about a foot or two over his head."

Avila had little to say on the matter.

"Part of the game. Suspend him? OK," Avila told the AP. "I've still got to play today."

Weaver's suspension is the same length as Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco, who was dinged for six games on Monday for throwing at the Royals' Billy Butler. A six game suspension guarantees a starter will miss a start.

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Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

I think we probably got 3 of the best starters in the AL. Give credit to the TExas starters though they'd get on most teams. Lackey proved we got rid at the right time. Should we try for Kershaw and Lee in the close season??? 



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

He's 215 pounds, not 140.  And with a 1.88 ERA and 142 K's, he doesn't throw like a girl.  But I bet you do.

LOFL ... if he weighs 215 pounds I'm better looking than Denzel. And hey ... given his height he should be able to fall off the mound and reach 100 mph on his fastball. The only way he gets a three digit fastball now is by using the two numbers to the right of the decimal.



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

Back in the good old days of baseball a brush back pitch was common.  Now the wussies are crying.  Lucky he didn't have to face Bob Gibson or others like him back in 1960's and 1970's.

I guess Ty Cobb would have been banned for life with his antics.



Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

He's 215 pounds, not 140.  And with a 1.88 ERA and 142 K's, he doesn't throw like a girl.  But I bet you do.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

By the way, I'll take the 6'7", 28-year-old pitcher in a brawl over the 6'1", 35-year-old infielder in a brawl.

Yeah right.  I know a couple people that are closer to 5'7 or at most 5'9 that would destroy any MLB 6'7 pitcher in a brawl. Height doesn't mean a damn thing. 



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

By the way, I'll take the 6'7", 28-year-old pitcher in a brawl over the 6'1", 35-year-old infielder in a brawl.
LOFL ..... 6'7" throws like a girl and weighs 140 lbs. The only brawl that loser has ever been in is when those pretty pink undies go on sale at Sears and he has to battle the other girls for his pair.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

Guillen most likely would have never done what he did if Weaver hadn't been barking at Ordonez. Ordonez looks like he is almost expecting the ball to go foul not trying to show up Weaver. Weaver is in the wrong.



Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

By the way, I'll take the 6'7", 28-year-old pitcher in a brawl over the 6'1", 35-year-old infielder in a brawl.


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