• Chamberlain Suspended

    Posted by on August 31st, 2007 · Comments (2)

    So, Bob Watson suspended Joba Chamberlain for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount of cash for “his inappropriate actions during the top of the ninth inning” in yesterday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

    I had hoped not to see a suspension here – because Joba was tossed without the benefit of getting a warning first. But, no matter – Chamberlain was not going to pitch today or tomorrow, most likely. Therefore, there’s no impact to the team or player with this news.

    If I’m the Yankees, I would remind Watson of his ruling on this one the next time someone decides to buzz a Yankees batter in the box.

    Coming into the game tonight, A-Rod’s been hit with a pitch 8 times this season on a 0-0 count…including twice by Daisuke Matsuzaka. The next time someone takes a shot at Alex, they should get two games off as well now.

    Comments on Chamberlain Suspended

    1. Raf
      September 1st, 2007 | 1:55 pm

      FWIW, Clemens drilled Maybin after a HR and wasn’t suspended.

      As I said before, I don’t think what Joba did was intentional, but given the crowd reaction, I could see where someone felt they had to do something.

    2. dan
      September 1st, 2007 | 4:34 pm

      “The next time someone takes a shot at Alex, they should get two games off as well now.”

      That should read “the next time someone takes two shots at his head, they should get games off as well. Yes, I know you don’t believe they were that close to his head, still, you’re comparing two things that are not on any planet equal.

      Besides. the ump tossed him out, and he’s being fined, because they believe he was throwing at the hitter. That’s the reason. They haven’t thought the same when yankee hitters have been hit.

      If you believe sox pitchers are throwing at yankee hitters, fine. you disagree with the umps. But your comparing the two situations when they aren’t comparable shows a lack of understanding of the situation.

      Good call by those in charge.

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