Dirty Birds

Edwar Ramirez received a three-game suspension for throwing near Kevin Millar’s head Wednesday night. Daniel Cabrera landed six games for hitting ARod Tuesday.

The Yankees, at the final stroke of twelve bells, stunned the baseball world by signing Zambrano. Victor, that is.

And then there’s this, at least until the IP goons at MLB find it.

5 comments… add one

  • the third time a yankee player has been suspended for NOT hitting someone in the last year. Can anybody name a single time this has happened to another team?

    Sam-YF August 1, 2008, 2:25 pm
  • And SF wonders why the Giambi jersey is a hot seller? A classic.

    YF August 1, 2008, 2:35 pm
  • It’s a joke sam…total joke. How many times have our guys been drilled and nothing happens. I, for one, am glad our pitchers are starting to stand up for the guys! Of course, not that any of them meant to throw at people intentionally… ;)

    krueg August 1, 2008, 3:18 pm
  • I’m not implying anything, just posing (or trying to pose) the question objectively …
    If Ramirez got three games, why did Joba get nothing? Or, if Joba got nothing, why did Ramirez get three games?
    I am at least baffled by the inconsistency.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 1, 2008, 6:54 pm
  • Ramirez was done supposedly because it had been preceded by Cabrera hitting A-Rod the previous day, which the previous ump thought was purposeful because A-Rod had crushed a HR off Cabrera the previous time he had faced him. So when Ramirez’s first pitch of the game went over Millar’s head, the ump figured it was immediate retribution for the previous day.
    Joba’s pitch to Youkilis came out of the blue from the ump’s perspective – nothing preceded it in that game and he didn’t actually hit him so no toss.
    Mind you, I am not defending or justifying, just explaining my understanding of the rationale for the inconsistency.
    Of course, with Edwar saying after the game that Millar is a good guy and he never would want to hit anyone there, the following quote from Millar was both amusing and made me wish Edwar had plunked him, though not in the head.
    “He’s a cute little fella. He doesn’t throw very hard and doesn’t have very good stuff. It was probably a good idea that they did throw him out because it would probably have been (a shot to) Monument Park. He’s good hittin’.”
    What an a*%. Then again, I already knew that.

    IronHorse (yf) August 1, 2008, 7:11 pm

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