Thursday, April 27, 2006

Poor Poor Pawtucket

What is it about Rhode Island that brings the anger out of minor league ballplayers in the form of violent actions? First it was Israel Alcantara's drop kick (video) back in 2001 and now, 5 years later, its Delmon Young getting in on the action. Young got thrown out of the Durham Bulls/Pawtucket Red Sox yesterday for arguing balls and strikes. He then decided it would be a good idea to flip his bat back toward home plate. If comes flying throw the air and whacks the umpire in the chest. Now, in his defense, if Young actually deserves any, it looks as though from the video that he wasn't looking at the umpire when he flipped it so it could be argued that it wasn't his intent to hit the umpire, but he couldn't be thinking to himself that the bat would mystically end up in the batboys hands after he let it go right?

Perhaps he figured he was already thrown out of the game so nothing worse would happen. Well, something worse did happen. Young has been "suspended indefinitely" according to MLB.com. Their audio and video of the incident here.

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