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Monday, November 25, 2013

Brian McCann is an asshole and Yanks should not sign him.

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez
 and Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann 9/25/13
Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Brian McCann is an asshole.  Unfortunately, it appears that the team that I have rooted for since I was ten is about to announce that McCann will become a New York Yankee.  The Steinbrenner Kids and their brain trust of team president Randy Levine and general manager Brian Cashman have misinterpreted McCann's behavior as some vulgar form of leadership.  McCann is nothing more than an asshole and I do not want him on the Yankees.

If the Yankees could decide between McCann and the object of his hate Carlos Gomez, they should pick Gomez who is a much better player.  Gomez was also in the right.

I understand how tempers flare in the heat of competition but this was the second incident between Gomez and the Braves.  On June 23 2013 Gomez was hit by a pitch thrown by Braves starter Paul Maholm, which I regard as the most cowardly act in baseball but which continues to be accepted in the Major Baseball League (MBL) generally and specifically by steroid zealot commissioner Allen Huber "Bud" Selig.

On Sept. 25, 2013 Gomez was eager to retaliate against the Braves because of the earlier incident.   Gomez was able to hit a home run off that same Braves starter Paul Maholm who had hit him.   Gomez stared down Maholm as he rounded the bases.  Good for Gomez.  But when he approached home plate Brian McCann committed interference and prevented Gomez from touching home and precipitating a bench clearing confrontation between the Braves and the Brewers.  Gomez, Freddie Freeman and  Gerald Laird were all ejected but for some bizarre reason not McCann, nor Reed Johnson who punched Gomez during the brawl.   Brian McCann was still an asshole.  Who the heck appointed him the sheriff of unwritten baseball protocol?  At the time I thought that his conduct was outrageously egregious.

Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj9_F5fwiaA

Monday, August 19, 2013  Coward Ryan Dempster should be suspended 211 games for deliberately hitting Alex Rodriguez.

So will Major Baseball League (MBL) commissioner Allen Huber "Bud" Selig do the right thing and punish Dempster as he deserves and send a clear message that individual acts of vengeance will not be tolerated?  Or will Selig let the MBL descend into the National Hockey League?  I'm guessing that Selig may suspend Dempster 8 games, which could translate to one missed start as it did for Ian Kennedy for hitting two Dodgers in the head in the same game.

Where are the priorities?  Where is the good judgement?  Where is the sense of justice?
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What will McCann do when David Ortiz stands too long at home plate after hitting a home run at Yankee Stadium?  The Yankees need to improve their catching but not with this type of overrated player.  More on that in a future post.  This post deals with character and expediency.  The Yankees did something like this when they signed head hunter Roger Clemens.  Pitching for the Yankees Clemens hit Met Mike Piazza in the head because Clemens could not get Piazza out.  I condemned Clemens.

1 comment:

lbrad2001 said...

I completely agree and I'm a Braves fan. I felt that way at the time as well, its not sour grapes because he went to the Yankees. If you're not aware McCann also disrespected Chipper Jones during the first round of the post season. Chipper went on a radio station in Atlanta and predicted that LA would win in 4, which they did. McCann then refused to catch the first pitch that Chipper was throwing out that night at the game and made all his teammates do the same. Chipper had to throw out the first pitch to the mascot! So according to McCann this unwritten rulebook looks like this.
1. Attempting to injure a player by hitting them with a 95 MPH fastball is ok
2.Disrespecting one of the greatest players in franchise history is ok
3.Staring at a HR one iota longer than he deems necessary is against the rules

One last comment, no disrespect to the Yankees. But McCann doing this to Chipper Jones, a lifelong Brave, who was famous for turning down bigger money to play ball elsewhere to stay with Atlanta, and then turning around and signing with the Yankees is ironic.