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Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

Posted on: August 5, 2009 3:05 pm
 

Right?

I mean, there's no way steroids are to blame for his absolute lack of decorum and composure and sanity? Is there?

Actually Prince Fielder ought to hope that some people blame his meltdown Tuesday night, when he tried to charge Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota 15 minutes after being hit by a pitch -- making the charge at Mota inside the Dodgers' clubhouse -- on something as basically simple as 'roid rage.

Because the other options are these:

1. Fielder is a raving lunatic.

2. The whole thing was a front, for show, for street cred.

None of the options is very good, which is why baseball needs to suspend Fielder and make it hurt. It's one thing to charge the pitcher on the mound during the game. That's bad, but it happens -- and more to the point, it is accepted in baseball. Whatever you think of it, and I happen to think it's punk posturing run amok, charging the mound is allowed.

Charging a clubhouse door is not.

Fielder can't get away with this. I don't care if it's been done before, by other players, in the past. It cannot be done now. And it cannot be done ever again in the future.

This is baseball. Not a bar brawl.

Fielder should pay. Ten games, maybe more.

And pee into a cup, son.

Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 8:20 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

Very good posting, first of all.

The writers of both of these articles missed the basic concept that there was nothing to retaliate for!  They talk about baseball tradition and unwritten rules, but they don't know what the heck they're talking about, because it's NOT one of those unwritten rules to retaliate for an unintentional beaning.  There's absolutely nothing in the replay of Smith's pitch to show anything other than an inside pitch that got in a little too far.  The Brewers had been pitching him inside the whole game and had obviously gameplanned that way.

One unwritten rule about beaning is that you TRY to make it look unintentional, even if only to be able to make the case to get the suspension reduced afterword.  Torre had a reliever warming up in the bullpen...something that should be totally unneccesary in the 9th with a huge lead.  This was totally deliberate, with no intention of making it look otherwise.

I would think there should also be an article written about this.  There is no class in beaning a guy at that point in a game, on purpose, and not in legit retaliation for a previous action.  I'm not excusing Prince's post game actions, they were silly, but slandering a player that has (to my knowledge, and i LIVE in Milwaukee) NEVER had any accusations of doping is unprofessional and slanderous.  I've posted a fair amount of times, but this is the first time I've done so taking issue with the writer of an article.

CBS should pull this article, accusing a player of doping for being justifiably angry is unethical.  CBS shouldn't let their standards be lowered by a piece that is tabloid journalism.



Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 7:48 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

you are a stooge
may my eyes never see your written word again



Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 7:45 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

You can blame whoever you want in this case but the real question for me is; Why is Prince Fielder batting with 2 outs in the ninth of a 17-4 ballgame after Pierre and Mannywood have both been hit with pitches?



Since: Aug 2, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 7:03 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

1. Fielder is a raving lunatic. Takes one to know one. . .

2. The whole thing was a front, for show, for street cred. Like brandinshing a hammer in your profile pic? What a joke




Since: Jun 11, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2009 6:25 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

I find the real story to be how pathetic the Dodgers are in all of this. They sent a designated thug pitcher to the mound and, at what should have been the last at-bat of the game, have him throw at a guy in a game that is 17-4. Retaliation? Bull plop. Manny hardly took anything is his hbp SEVERAL innings earlier. If you want to show you are tough do it the first guy the next inning like it is supposed to be done, when teams do it. I find it to be a pathetic excuse for showing toughness on the part of the Dodgers, and also even more pathetic on behalf of Fielder. It shows the lack of maturity in a still young Fielder and how, despite their record, the Dodgers really don't have the heart to compete and win a world series title.



Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 6:22 pm
 

Keep Crying Doyel

Hey Doyel

You should change your pic from holding a hammer to wearing a nice pink skirt. 

Doyel says: "Fielder can't get away with this. I don't care if it's been done before, by other players, in the past. It cannot be done now. And it cannot be done ever again in the future." 

can you get any more dramatic.  You make it sound like the guy had a gun or something.  How is this any different from a Nascar driver running down someone who just crashed him.  or Florida and Florida State football teams fighting at midfield before the game even starts.  Did you cry about all these situations?

The fact is the Brewers are struggling, Braun and Fielder get thrown at all the time and Moto (a former friend of Prince) plunking him made the situation blow up.  The good news is that the brewers went on a tear after Prince pushed Manny Parra last year in the dugout.  Go Brewers! 




Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 6:08 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

You're exactly what's wrong with America. Go grab a lawyer when you don't like something that's said. Get a life and grow up. He's entitled to his opinion just like you or I am. Name one tv station or newspaper that follows the "Journalists Code of Ethics". If you can do better go back to school, get your journalism degree and write your own garbage like this author does.



Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 6:04 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

It's either steroids, he's crazy or both. This isn't the first time he's gone off the handle over something small. Plus not too many people can get that big by just eating their fruits and veggies. Unfortunately until "the list" comes out every ball player is under suspicion. Fielder wasn't playing in '03 but that doesn't mean he doesn't know his way around to get something. At least start with a psychiatric evaluation or something. He's well on his way to bleaching his skin, naming his son Blanket and getting a 5th nose job...



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 5:47 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

I heard a rumor that a L.A player actually stole Fielder's Subway sandwich in between innings - this was the REAL reason behind his outburst!!



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 5:40 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

To make the assumption that Fielder is on roids is a joke. The guy is fighting and will be fighting a weight issue his whole life and he is a vegaterian. Do you think he would stop eating meat to be healthier but take still take steriods, thats a joke. Maybe he is a lunatic or maybe he is frustrated with the way his team is playing but is to immature to know how to handle it. I dont know but to even bring up roids with a guy that A: who doesnt need them, if anything he needs a diet and B; came up to the majors during a time when steriods were not accepted and testing was actually done. But  keep up the witch hunt!


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