Saturday, May 20

FISTICUFFS!


The one solid hit the cubs had today.


The only memorable moment of today's game came after Pierzynski plowed into Barrett in the second. Pierzynski, being the cocky asshole he is, got in Barrett's face after scoring on a sac fly. Barrett didn't back down and gave Pierzynski a a nice little right hook. The benches and pens then cleared for a brief brawl. Once the dust settled, 4 players were ejected: Barrett, Mabry, Pierzynski and Anderson.

Barrett will probably be gone for 5-10 games but does it really matter? The cubs are in such a slide I don' think losing one more player isn't going to hurt anything.

Final score today was 7-0. Hill was horrible. He pitched through 4 innings, gave up all 7 earned runs and walked 5. Santo, in typical mr. obvious fashion, said it best after the game: "Rich Hill is not ready to be in the big leagues." Couldn't agree more. Who replaces him? No idea... It's similar to the Dusty situation, he needs to go but who's the replacement? No clue.

7 Comments:

At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

P didn't get in Barrett's face. He was walking around him to pick up his batting helmet when he got cold-cocked. Watch the replay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctsYoWLgtuY

 
At 9:12 PM, Blogger DS said...

Come on anon, after watching the clip, it's obvious that Pierzynski lowered his shoulder into Barrett.

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Hyposquasher said...

You are allowed to lower your shoulder when trying to score at the plate...

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger DS said...

OK, let me clarify. The collision was legal. No argument there. My point: look at how Pierzynski tries to walk "around" Barrett. He goes right into him again...

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger Sarce said...

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At 7:31 PM, Blogger Sarce said...

I'm with hawk. The collision was legal and I don't have a problem with it, other than the fact that collisions like that usually don't occur when the catcher cleary doesn't have the ball. Now, Barret should have expected it, but P didn't have to hit Barret so high. He was nearly at head level.

As far as what happend afterword, P did a pretty obvious FU slap of the plate and then, weather retrieving his helmet or not, got entirely too close to Barret. That being said, Barret's actions aren't really warrented, but kicked ass none the less.

I kind of like Pierznynski, but you can't deny that he's a fucking asshole. That's kind of why I like him. But being an asshole, he needs to expect people to react to him as assholes. The Cubs are struggling, frustrated, and it was just a matter of time before someone snapped. I just thought it would be Z. I'm glad Barret finally showed some personality and some balls. It's about time this team got some kind of spark.

Also, how clutch was it that he got a huge hit today to help in the win and add an extra fuck you to the ol Sox.

 
At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Pierzynski had plenty of room to go around Barrett. Barrett had one foot on the line, and it is pretty standard to slide around that kind of "block." Baseball players just wish they were football players. Athletes don't get any respect unless they get to be tough guys. As far as being a tough guy, Barrett did a better job at it with his John-Wayne-one-punch fight.

 

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