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Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Posted on: December 23, 2011 7:06 pm
Edited on: December 24, 2011 10:48 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba may be facing a long suspension -- or more -- in his native Venezuela after striking an umpire during a game for Leones del Caracas on Friday.

Here's the video, with Torrealba hitting Dario Rivero Jr., around the 1:00 mark.

Torrealba was ejected after striking out swinging in the eighth inning. Torrealba is hitting .246/.290/.333 in 17 games for Leones.

"[We're] aware, but we haven't got much info yet," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We will look into it."

When asked by the paper if there could be further disciplinary action against Torrealba for his actions in a non-MLB game, Daniels said it "depends on the circumstances."

H/T: Hardball Talk

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Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:02 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

A cheap shot....for sure.  Dude does not have any balls.  Taking a cheap shot is like jerking off in front of the entire stadium.  Heck this is such pussycat move that it is like....wow!  They should drug test this person immediately.  Just another tasteless move by a people that has no control over their emotional well being.

I'm not sure which is more EM-BARE-ASSING. What Torrealba did or this post? 

Bold print to make you're point? Next time, have a legible point to make before going bold

Jerking off in front of the entire stadium? Do you have knowledge in this? How in the world could anybody come up with such a far-fetched analogy otherwise?

Pussycat move?..... like wow!????? Seriously?

A "tasteless move by a people that has no control over their emotional well being"? Are you referring to the Torrealba family, Venzuelan's, South American's or just anybody that is different than you? BIGGOT!!!!!!! 




Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 8:38 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Bury this moron.  Make an example out of him for the whole world to see-give him a lifetime ban from baseball. Seriously, there's plenty of hard-working minor leaguers out there who deserve a call-up, rather than watching this loser embarass himself, his team, and baseball.



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 8:04 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire - crossed the line

Terrealba should now serve a 50 game suspension from MLB. Never, EVER hit or show up an official or referee. No matter what! That is against the conduct policy in MLB and he should see severe punishment. Anger management anyone?



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 8:01 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

A cheap shot....for sure.  Dude does not have any balls.  Taking a cheap shot is like jerking off in front of the entire stadium.  Heck this is such pussycat move that it is like....wow!  They should drug test this person immediately.  Just another tasteless move by a people that has no control over their emotional well being. 




Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 6:46 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

He's been watching too many Cincinnati/Xavier games.



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 3:56 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Sean Penn said he cannot accept anyone who cannot control their anger, and plans to sell his Leones season tickets. He also blamed Torrealba's aggression to spending so much time playing in the United States. 



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:39 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

I'm Yorvit Torreabla, bitches!!   I'm so sick of the entitlement that these pro athletes have granted themselves.. Yorvit Torreabla, what on earth would you be doing with yourself if not for baseball?  It's okay if you don't know, I have a backyard full of weeds.. unless ofcourse, you're qualified for something else that doesn't require a ball.  As much as I want to, I can't totally blame my friend Yorvit.. professional sports (with a big assist to ESPN), has turned this country into a total roid-loving, meathead society.  We've been invaded by a conflict interested, cartoonish-looking persons, 100% untrue to the unfortunate reality of the human diseases roaming this country as if they owned the place.  It's gross.  I would trade all my worldly possesions to punch that souless liar Rafael Palmeiro in his bloated, roid infected face.  
Let's just create a league where there are no drug tests... where players can inject themselves with whatever the hell they want and we can all laugh and point from the stands.  That's pretty close to what we're doing now, just gauking like they're something to be admired.  Personally, I can't wait to see this recent crop of drug abusers in about 30 years.. I'm looking forward to seeing them suffering from liver disease and kidney failure based on their very, very stupid decisions they're making today.  Ryan Braun, I'm really looking forward to seeing your dumbass crumble like a crack addict... your ego just screams 'drug addict', I'm glad you found the cure for what you were missing in your life.  
Strip away the bright lights and the media, American sports are not unlike sporting events in Mexico or Central America... Pro sports is almost like an alternative to prison, if not for running fast or catching a ball, most of these persons would end up in prison at some point in their lives.  
Good for pro sports!!  Americas 2nd prison!!!  




Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:37 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

 T his was so stupid!  This is going to cost him time and $ in MLB.  Not to mention he is now on the " let's watch him close" list!  One minute of stupidity can lead to a lifetime of being judged.  Welcome to the real world!



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 1:28 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Would love it if next time Yorvit Torrealba gets in the batter's box, either in Venezuela or the U.S., the pitcher fires a fastball up near his head... and have the ump keep the pitcher in the game. Go have another cerveza, Yorvit, and kepp yourself away from the ballpark



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:54 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Can take the greaser out of the barrio, but can't take the barrio out of the greaser.  The ump was lucky the little punk-ass didn't pull out a gun and smoke him.....


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