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Postby decoy562 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:46 am

Here you go:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/post ... 0#comments

So...should he be released like Shawn Chacon? Double Standard?

Discuss. :*)
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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:10 am

That's how I get all my tickets, I don't know what the problem is.




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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:27 am

decoy562 wrote:Here you go:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/post ... 0#comments

So...should he be released like Shawn Chacon? Double Standard?

Discuss. :*)


Not a double standard. Chokeslamming your boss is a bit different then pushing a peon.
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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:30 pm

Bobbleheadrusty wrote:Chokeslamming your boss is a bit different then pushing a peon.


Let me get this right, you're saying assault is ok if it's on somebody of less social standing then you? :-? %-6

It's a total double standard. Look at all the comments in the Chacon thread about what an idiot he is and how he doesn't deserve to play baseball again. This isn't that different of a situation, sure he didn't choke slam him but the guy is 64 years old! How in the world is that ok? Obviously it's because he hits 100+ ribbies every year and plays for the world's favorite team. He definitely won't get suspended. They might give him a slap on the wrist and fine him like 50k but i doubt it.
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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby Field » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:33 pm

Obviously a pretty weak move, but no one really knows the whole story unless you were there. This incident could certainly affect the decision on whether or not the Red Sox pick-up Manny's option. I think the FO/Ownership are getting tired of having 24 team players and 1 player where the rules don't apply.

It will be interesting to see what they do this offseason.
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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby Yoda » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:35 pm

There has to be more to the story than what is reported. I can't imagine it was as one sided as they are saying and he is not disciplined at all.
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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby anti elian » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:45 pm

It's just Manny being Manny. But that A-Rod, going over to Madonna's apartment, now that's a story...

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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby Inukchuk » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:58 pm

AussieDodger wrote:That's how I get all my tickets, I don't know what the problem is.


That's OK, it's just Aussie being Aussie... ;-D
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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby MashinSpuds » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:31 pm

I'd probably do the same to get into Fenway these days.
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Re: Manny shoves elderly man for tickets

Postby acsguitar » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:06 pm

Isn't this WORSE then what Chacon did? I mean the GM was obviously cursing in Chacon's face and how many times does that not start a fight especially with over adrenalized athletes.

This poor guy just told Manny he didn't think he could get 16 seats an hour before the game.

Manny's is much worse IMO. The Stro's GM was looking for confrontation. You don't make an example out of a player in front of the whole team at lunch.
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