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Postby Inukchuk » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:08 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:I'd laugh so hard if he was suspended for three years. Stupid people doing stuff without checking the rules first... It would serve him right. :-b


I'm pretty sure you're joking... I hope. I know I haven't memorized everything in my employee handbook...
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Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:15 pm

Inukchuk wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:I'd laugh so hard if he was suspended for three years. Stupid people doing stuff without checking the rules first... It would serve him right. :-b


I'm pretty sure you're joking... I hope. I know I haven't memorized everything in my employee handbook...


I'm not joking at all. People need to take some responsibility for their actions. Should he have known off the top of his head that he couldn't give the Royals some bubbly? Probably not. Should he have not been a moron and checked into it before doing it? Absolutely, without question.

I have no sympathy. If you're going to do something that is at all questionable, you ought to figure out if it's against the rules or not. JMO.
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Postby d18Mike » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:23 pm

I agree. And Death Penalty for parking violations.

Do you realize how foolish MLB would look suspending Hunter for an innocent gesture when one of the greatest cheaters in the history of the sport is set to break the game's most hallowed record.

Rich irony, there.
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Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:26 pm

^ great. :-°
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:29 pm

I think MLB actually did the right thing here. Having it returned so that they could say there was no gift is about the most politically correct thing they could have done. It totally diffuses the issue.

However, if it had been opened, that would have put them in a bad spot.

Could you imagine having to deal with that? No thanks!
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Postby NYCBuckeye » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:30 pm

d18Mike wrote:I agree. And Death Penalty for parking violations.

Do you realize how foolish MLB would look suspending Hunter for an innocent gesture when one of the greatest cheaters in the history of the sport is set to break the game's most hallowed record.

Rich irony, there.


d18mike, that was an awesome post ... good work
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Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:35 pm

NYCBuckeye wrote:
d18Mike wrote:I agree. And Death Penalty for parking violations.

Do you realize how foolish MLB would look suspending Hunter for an innocent gesture when one of the greatest cheaters in the history of the sport is set to break the game's most hallowed record.

Rich irony, there.


d18mike, that was an awesome post ... good work


Not really, other teams and players would have to be paying each other off as well in order to apply with any sort of realism.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:36 pm

d18Mike wrote:I agree. And Death Penalty for parking violations.

Do you realize how foolish MLB would look suspending Hunter for an innocent gesture when one of the greatest cheaters in the history of the sport is set to break the game's most hallowed record.

Rich irony, there.


Never did I say the punishment fit the crime. But it's what the rule says. And I think it would been hilarious. Maybe would learn that they should know what they're about to do before they do it.

And your second sentence... :-° Give me a break. This isn't about that and the two aren't even remotely related.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:40 pm

Even if he hadn't read the rules he should have known that it was wrong. He could have easily have promised them all watches or cash - I don't think that it really mattered to Torii.

MLB is incredibly stupid and inappropriate with these things but I don't think that even MLB would suspend him over this (unless they find out that he bet on the Twins winning the division or the Tigers losing).

The perfect ending to this story would be for Torii Hunter to get suspended and then for him to sue Dom Perignon. That would be perfect. ;-D
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Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:43 pm

d18Mike wrote:I agree. And Death Penalty for parking violations.

Do you realize how foolish MLB would look suspending Hunter for an innocent gesture when one of the greatest cheaters in the history of the sport is set to break the game's most hallowed record.

Rich irony, there.


haha...MLB has a rule explicitly stating that this is not allowed, and outlining the punishment. Remind me again what the punishment for using steroids was before 2003, when Bonds is suspected of being on them? Or for that matter, remind me again of what the punishment is now?
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