Add news
Ichigo Tanuki x Angels - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (ABBA cover)
Russian.city
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021
1234567891011
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
News Every Day |

Suspension of Nick Castellanos upheld because MLB discipline is a joke

St Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds
Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

He’ll serve two games after all.

You might not have followed along with the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers so much early on this season, but I’ll give you a quick rundown of what they’ve been up to with each other so far in 2021. Willson Contreras got hit a trio of times, was fined $7,500 for inciting a bench-clearing incident, and Cubs pitcher Ryan Tepera eventually got suspended three games for throwing a pitch behind Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff altogether.

To further summarize, that’s a meager fine for inciting a benches-clearing incident and a suspension for throwing at someone, as our friends at Brew Crew Ball detailed.

Got it?

I lay that out to get back to the Cincinnati Reds, who you’ll remember got into a fracas with the St. Louis Cardinals in the season’s second game. Nick Castellanos was plunked by a Jake Woodford pitch, one that sure as hell seemed aimed at the Reds RF after he celebrated an Opening Day 2-run homer two days prior. Castellanos obviously did not like it, went so far as to pick up the ball and offer it back, and eventually took his base, scoring a few batters later on an epic slide that beat the tag/tackle of Woodford at home plate.

Castellanos flexed on him, gave the world a LET’S FUCKING GOOOOO, the benches cleared, and said fracas ensued.

So, if we walk that back, we have a) a pitcher throwing at a hitter and b) an incident where one player did enough to incite a benches-clearing situation. Per the Cubs/Brewers protocol, that’d be a three-game suspension for Woodford and a fine for Castellanos, right?

That would imply rationality, unfortunately, something that is sorely lacking in MLB’s discipline department. Castellanos was the only player to get suspended at all, and on Monday MLB announced his two-game suspension was upheld, meaning he’ll serve it when the Reds get back on the field this week.

Of course that’s all that warranted a suspension. It’s not as if - during a pandemic - any other player made contact with an umpire and reached out to grab an opponent, or anything. Surely there’s zero documentation of such an event, much less a perfectly clear picture of it out on the interwebs for a baseball blog to use as a header picture...

I digress.

Look, MLB can and will and should suspend Castellanos for what he did if they want to. That’s their prerogative, one that admittedly flies in the face of their Let the Kids Play campaign that, last I checked, is still “a thing.”

You remember that one, right? The one where they flaunt the Houston Astros in the wake of their cheating scandal and have MLB stars talk shit to one another for their own damn commercial?!

Suspend Castellanos in spite of that rhetoric, but do so taking down the other parties involved, too. Jake Woodford, even though he’s already been optioned, deserves something. Yadier Molina does, too, if that’s the course that’s going to be taken.

Otherwise, it’s nothing but a big, stinkin’ pile of hypocrisy.





Read also

NBA fans think the 2020-21 schedule is a bit too condensened

Malcolm Brogdon Ruled Out Monday

Amanda Holden channel’s Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct wearing very sexy white dress





News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro



Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here
News Every Day

3801 - An Epic Struggle Up Young Bank