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Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

Posted on: August 8, 2011 5:42 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 6:18 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino has received a three-game suspension for his role in a Phillies-Giants brawl Friday night, Major League Baseball announced Monday. Teammate Placido Polanco and the Giants' Eli Whiteside and Ramon Ramirez were fined, but not suspended. Victorino has appealed the suspension, meaning he'll continue to play until the appeal is heard by Major League Baseball.

Victorino was hit by a Ramirez pitch in the sixth inning and began walking toward the mound. The pitch came soon after a Jimmy Rollins stolen base, with the Phillies sporting a six-run lead. As Victorino approached Ramirez, Polanco started to run in from second base, when he was tackled by Whiteside -- the Giants' catcher, setting off the fracas.

According to MLB, "Victorino's aggressive actions prolonged the bench-clearing incident."

The Giants have denied the HBP was intentional while the Phillies have maintained it was.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

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Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 2:09 am
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

Thunderdan,
Thank you for the smelling salts and cliff notes.  Clearly your 5 star post will be too much.  I can only hope that the Giants' winning last season has not ruined it for him and others. 
Much appreciated.
(tips cap)



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

Guywithopinion, let this Kitch idiot ride off into the sunset on his donkey.  All he wants to do is debate irrelevant and unfounded points.  You can't get through to paste eaters like him.

One minute he claims that Giants fans are biased, blinded by our allegence to our team and then he goes off on an uncensored tirade over his twisted definition of cowardice.  He claims that bringing up Tony Bruno's comments have nothing to do with the debate then repeats Bruno's "coward" comments word for word as if they were his own.  The fact that Bochy did not call for the beaning (there is no evidence anywhere confirming that premise, other than the irresponsible comments of a national radio sports talk show host named Tony Bruno) is irrelevant in his disjointed debate. The biggest problem for Kitchy is his inability to see past his own bias, he's as blind as the Giants fans that he claims are homers.  Assigning blame directly to Bochy and calling him a coward shows how twisted this lttle child is.

Kitchy wants you to admit that a terrible injustice has been perpetrated against his beloved Phillies.&nbs
p; Even if you agreed (as we have) that the "justice" was not evenly distributed.  Even if you apologized for the "cowardly" action of a nobody middle reliever, that would still not satiisfy him, because he is all about the name-calling and odd hostility against the "Defendng World Champions" (his own words).  If you read between the lines he is incensed that the Giants got over on the Phillies again.  It wasn't bad enough that a "band of misfits" (his own words) knocked off his mighty Phillies in the 2010 NLCS, now the league bleeped him again for not administering balanced justice.  He is seething in hatred toward the Giants.  I guess you and I made things worse when we compliment him on how good his team is.  There is no getting through to haters, they only see the world through their Phillies red tinted glasses (his own words).



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:37 am
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

I get this and okay at first, all Victorino did was step towards the mound, his aftermath actions were uncalled for... BUT, please explain to me how the guy who hit him with the pitch and the stupid catcher that jumped around like he thought he was an MMA fighter got nothing? The catcher should be suspended the most games for instigating and being stupid... If I was Victorino...I would have Izzy Alcantara his @$$...Maybe Victorino can call his buddy BJ Penn onto the scene next time...



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 1:39 am
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

Victorino deserves a one-game suspension for going to the mound and for his reactions once the brawl ensued but if he's the only player to be suspended, then the MLB is guilty of myopic scapegoating.

Chances are, they issued the 3-game penalty to appear tough on fighting while fully expecting for Victorino to automatically appeal, so they could then reduce the sentence to one game. Let's hope this is the case.

And, no, I'm not a Phillies apologist (actually a Pirates fan).



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:41 am
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

Victorina shoved the umpire who was trying to keep him out of the scuffle.
The umpire put his hands on Victorino first.  Fair game.

He also started the whole brawl by going towards the pitcher.
No, Whiteside started the brawl by tackling Polanco.  All Victorino was doing was approaching.  How about Whiteside instigating Victorino by doing his little fairy bunny hop like he's a tough guy or something?

I'm not going to defend Victorino's actions, but he was instigated all the way.  By saying it's all his fault is defending others who were also clearly at fault, and that is just wrong.





Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:37 am
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined


According to MLB, "Victorino's aggressive actions prolonged the bench-clearing incident."
And Whiteside trying to tackle Polanco didn't prolong it?

How about the guy who initiated it by intentionally throwing at Victorino?

How about that chokehold by Sandoval?

A little bit of inconsistentcy here and a real lack of a good explanation by MLB.



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Victorino suspended 3 games, 3 others fined

Did MLB not see the same video I saw?  The Giants telecast showed Carlos Ruiz being held in a choke hold by Pablo Sandoval.  He was then flung to the ground by his neck (this is the point Victornino pushed the ump and re-entered, he looked like the only Phillie to see it).  How Sandoval wasn't fined/suspended is beyond me, not to mention the obvious suspect Giants not receiving suspensions.  Selig and his police are a joke.


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