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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.

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Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 5:23 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

Charging the mound "is accepted" in baseball.

And there's the problem.  He want's Fielder suspended for 10 games?  You need to stop this at the source.  It's a bunch of testosterone laden athletes.  Charging the mound should be an instant suspension for the season.  Bullpen comes running in?  Dugout empties onto the field?  All gone.  Bring up the kids and see if they can conduct themselves like professionals.



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 5:02 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

Fairly ridiculous article, but doesn't rise to the level of defamation. Doyel's suggestion that Fielder pee in a cup did get me thinking though. Wouldn't it be an interesting sanction if you charge the mound or do something like this, instead of being suspended for like 10 games, you have to take an immediate drug test?

If most of the guys in the league are on 'roids (I fully believe that even after all the scandals the majority still are), I wouldn't bet money Fielder would be in the minority that aren't. Marco Scutaro yes. Prince Fielder...I'll play blackjack instead of make that wager.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:55 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

My prior post notwithstanding...any claim that a 10 game suspension is warranted is bull you know what.  Maybe, MAYBE, 1 or 2 games is in order (same for Mota for the pitch, MAYBE) for trying to go after Mota after the game but no way there should be more than that.  I say small fine for each and lets move on.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:53 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

Actually PositiveHype, as Prince Fielder is a public figure and the writer is ediititorilizing, or giving an opinion he can say much more about Fielder or insinuate much more (he actually makes no direct allegations) than he could about you or I without any liability.  In fact, even if you are not dealing with public figures like baseball players, the First Amendment generally gives me the unlimited freedom to state my opinion orn any person or subject, to suggest "theories" or question others behavior without fear of civil or criminal liability.  If Fielder were to sue over this article it would be quickly dismissed and he'd probably find himself having to pay the writer's legal fees to defend the suit.

I am not saying it was a good article.  But it is just opinion and makes no blatant, malicious, false statement s of fact.

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

Actually ought to hope that some people blame his meltdown Tuesday night, when he tried to charge pitcher 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
I happen to think it's punk posturing run amok,Both of these are "opinions" and explicity do not accus Fielder of anything worse than "punk posturing run amok".  You can't sue someone for having a negative opinion of something you did and for expressing that opinion.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:51 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

It will be interesting to see what happens in the Brewers - Dodgers game tonight.  Stay tuned.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:41 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

This is baseball. Not a bar brawl.

Fielder should pay. Ten games, maybe more.

And pee into a cup, son.
I'm normally pretty tolerant of the writers here, but honestly... you get paid for this drivel?  It's completely and utterly embarassing that you're happy to put this out there for public consumption.

Fielder should pay?  10 Games?  Then how many should Mota pay for intentionally throwing at him? 

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. So making a spectacle about the DELIBERATE beaning on the field is accepted, but to do it away from the public where parents don't have to explain to kids why their idol is punching a pitcher in the middle of the field is not acceptable? 

Mota "retaliated" for a pitcher who started the season at 27 years old in the minors grazing Manny Ramirez.  He GRAZED Manny Ramirez.  That will happen in baseball.  Mota took it upon himself to retaliate for poor command from a low level reliever.  How's that for decorum?

AL pitchers and relievers should never intentionally hit someone.  It's a cowardly move.  Do something to hurt another player b/c someone else on your team will have to pay the price.  Wat to man up. 

The worst part of it is that there was one out left in what was, for all intents and purposes, a blowout.  That's like being up by 10 in the final inning, hitting a homerun and celebrating the whole way around the bases.  Good job rock star, you're now going to win by 11 instead of 10.  Mota basically tried to prove a point after Milwaukee's tail was already between their legs.  Don't the talking heads always speak poorly about "trash talking" and the ilk by saying, "Just go out and prove it on the field... there's no reason to make a spectacle".  How come that doesn't apply here?  Mota should have let the Dodgers prove it on the field and took the win. 

Do I think Fielder should have went after Mota in the clubhouse?  Of course not.  That move was on par with being as idiotic as this article, but that doesn't make Mota some sort of baseball hero who was standing up for his players.  I'm sure it's a slow news day, but you could just as easily written an article on Pujols breaking out of his slump, or the Cardinals and Cubs race, or Adam LaRoche's revival in Atlanta, or any number of stories in the NL. 


Positive Hype
Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:32 pm
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Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:27 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

Just like you said " Fielder can nt get away with this" If the league is to suspend Motta and fine him then the same needs to apply for Fielders 15 minute late respons to being hit by a pitch and attacking the dugout. It seems to me that MLB needs to take a page from Roger Goodell and the NFL and not let its players make the game look bad much like Fielders has.  




Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:26 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

If he didn't actually do anything to anyone except walk towards the other teams clubhouse, who cares.

A small suspension might be fair but he didn't even come in contact with anyone in a physical manner that I have heard about.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2009 4:24 pm
 

Prince Fielder wasn't fueled by 'roid rage

"folded down the stretch"???

didn't the brewers win 6 of their last 7 and beat out the mets for the wild-card spot?
how is losing one game out of your last 7 folding?
yes they had their slumps in july/august just like this year but they stepped up when they needed to.

but i'm glad you see a team of "little character".  maybe you could list all of the good deeds you've done in the last week?  hand out any food to the poor or visit any nursing homes?



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