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Report: Cameron released due to altercation

Posted on: September 14, 2011 2:35 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2011 3:43 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Marlins released Mike Cameron Monday, and then Tuesday some reports surfaced saying that Cameron was released for conduct detrimental to the team. Wednesday, another report shed further light on the issue.

Cameron got into an altercation with a flight attendant on the Marlins' chartered flight from Pittsburgh to Atlanta, reports the Miami Herald. It wasn't a physical confrontation, but it was bad enough that a complaint was filed against Cameron and the Marlins didn't feel they could keep him on the team. It's worth noting that Cameron -- age 38 -- is not in the Marlins' long-term plans and his release enables them to use more younger players for the final two weeks of the season.

We'll be careful to not speculate as to the severity of the reported and alleged altercation, as it could be a misunderstanding the Marlins just didn't want to deal with, or it could be very serious. Anywhere on that line is possible, so drawing conclusions would be folly. Cameron does have a clean off-field record, as he was suspended once for 25 games for testing positive for a banned stimulant, but has never had run-ins with the police or anything like that.

If it does turn out to be something even remotely bad, there's a good chance Cameron's career is over. He'd open next season as a 39-year-old outfielder with declining defensive skills who hit .203/.285/.359 this season. Add possible off-field baggage to that and consider he hasn't made less than $2 million per year since 1999.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:09 am
 

Report: Cameron released due to altercation

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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Report: Cameron released due to altercation

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Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Report: Cameron released due to altercation

Some stories are worth reporting and others are not.  Writers get paid to write stories and readers choose to read or not.  I understand that it is a developing story but it is not very interesting or significant to MLB or baseball fans.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 11:21 am
 

Report: Cameron released due to altercation

If as an "english teacher" you truly believe that section was written in the best way possible it's no wonder to me we're going down the tubes in this country...I pity your students.

Nice try, indeed.


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Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 5:31 am
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Since: Jun 28, 2009
Posted on: September 15, 2011 12:24 am
 

Report: Cameron released due to altercation

Nice try, phoosmandue.

I'm an English teacher.  You are incorrect.  "More younger players" is used in a perfectly correct manner because the writer is comparing other players to Cameron - they are younger than Cameron.  If there was no comparison being made in the sentence, then "putting in more young players" would be fine.

If it was typed as "the players were more younger", then it is obviously incorrect.  However, there was a noun after the word "younger", so it is an appropriate use.

Another example is, "many older people".  "Many old people like to play shuffleboard" is different from "Morty looks ancient compared to many older people".




Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Report: Cameron released due to altercation

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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Report: Cameron released due to altercation

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So you're saying he simply missed a comma there instead of poor word usage?

If that's the case am I still a moronic grammar Nazi or do you not have a clear understanding of the way things work?

Pick one or the other...if "more younger" is proper then it should be stated as "more, younger" as in more AND younger players...

Are you tracking now, bandwagon dweller?



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