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1 hour ago, FGM13 said:

Watch Chris Sale demand to be traded because of this disaster.

 

In a sense, he already has with the heated argument with Williams and locker room memorial -- acting like he's LaRoche's agent or somesh1t.

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So we're only hearing reports from the LaRoche Camp -- which is basically LaRoche, Sale and the folks from Duck Dynasty. "Kenny Williams is a liar , it was in the contract, blah blah blah."

 

Kenny Williams likely had just reason to boot the kid out of the clubhouse, like the kid snooping thru lockers, taking a whiz in someone's cleats, or as many have suggested, staring at naked players. Some players or coaches were clearly bothered enough to go to Williams. Give it time, this side of the story will eventually surface.

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http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/03/20/chicago-cubs-jon-lester-bone-chip-throwing-elbow

 

I'm sure the Cubs, what with their stellar WS resume, shouldn't be concerned at all whatsoever that this inevitably derails a game 7 WS decision.  I mean, unless they let a goat eat his floating bone chip for brunch, we all know how this script ends.

Maybe Steve Bartman would donate his left arm for 6 innings.

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On 3/18/2016 at 0:45 PM, Needschat said:

 

Sports are different from your typical restaurant or office job.  These are people making money playing games.  You can't equate what they do as work.

 

WE ARE!

 

PENN STATE!!

 

(That should have triggered alerts among the White Sox lawyers right there.)

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On 3/18/2016 at 2:16 PM, FGM13 said:

Watch Chris Sale demand to be traded because of this disaster.

 

I don't want the Cardinals to have any part of this nutbar.

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On 3/18/2016 at 4:38 PM, Cujo said:

Kenny Williams likely had just reason to boot the kid out of the clubhouse, like the kid snooping thru lockers, taking a whiz in someone's cleats, or as many have suggested, staring at naked players. Some players or coaches were clearly bothered enough to go to Williams. Give it time, this side of the story will eventually surface.

 

You're giving Kenny Williams too much credit. What's more likely is the Sox had some kind of collective bad day of training, and Kenny, being one of those crusty ex-jocks who wants nothing more in life than to put on a uniform again, was buzzing around the premises in a foul mood. He saw the kid around and made him into an avatar of all things loose and not serious enough, and finally hit the ceiling on the whole bring-the-kid thing. This is a guy (Kenny Williams, not Drake LaRoche, lol) who was in the habit of flipping postgame spread tables over when he felt his players hadn't performed well enough to deserve eating food. If it had been someone enjoying music on a boombox, he'd have smashed the boombox.

 

Getting this kid (and his dad's lousy contract) the hell out of there was the right destination to arrive at, but they got there in the typical ham-handed White Sox way with everyone yelling, trying to assert dominance over one another, and Reinsdorf predictably issuing a Grand Statement that everything is fine.

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Overall, I think this game in Havana today is a step in the right direction. We need to find some common ground and find a way to create proactive relations with Cuba. But, Dan Le Batard (who I've always really liked) makes a really good point. You can tell that this is a subject that is so personal to him, and you can also tell that the spectacle ESPN is making of this whole thing (which I think is reasonable, from my perspective) really hurts him. 

 

ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard wants to know how bringing baseball to Cuba will help its people  

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I'm assuming a few things, but mainly, just convenience. It's easier to make travel arrangements (especially considering the embargo) for one team rather than trying to make them for guys all over the league. Especially when that team plays just a few hundred miles from the island. Also, they wanted this to be a spectacle, no doubt, but I don't think they wanted it to be absolutely out of control, which a team of all-stars could've easily been. Also, bringing in some of the more big name defectors, such as Cespedes, Puig, Abreu, and a few others may have caused some serious tension that may have been too big of a risk. The Rays have Dayron Varona, but it's less of a risk to bring in a defector who's relatively under the radar than it would be the bigger name guys for several reasons. 

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I guess what it does come down it is: Did MLB do this for profit or goodwill?

 

I don't know the definite answer to that, but I can likely take a good guess. :rolleyes:

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