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Craig Adams Suspended, Dan Bylsma Fined

Kyle Scott - April 16, 2012

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You can get me, but you'll never get my glasses!

No surprise here.

Both James Neal and Arron Asham will have hearings with the league tomorrow. But today, Craig Adams was given a one-game suspension for getting an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of a game AND BECAUSE HE FUCKING PUMMELED SCOTT HARTNELL FROM BEHIND AND PULLED HIS HAIR (!!!).

As a result, Dan Bylsma will receive a $10,000 fine. Interestingly, his glasses didn't receive any penalty– just admiration and respect from the suits in Toronto. Nice specs, eh? Ah yes, nice opticles.* Very nice indeed.

Video of the freces™ after the jump.

*I just assume that’s how Canadians would spell “optical.”

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Trent Cole Fined $15,000

Kyle Scott - December 14, 2011

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Oh, hey, look– the Philadelphia Eagles, the football team.

Tim McManus reports that Trent Cole was fined $15k for his hit on Dolphins quarterback J.P. Losman. 

It’s the second week in a row Cole has been fined. Last week, he was fined $7,500 for flipping Seahawks lineman Russell Okung over his shoulder.

The best part is Cole’s reaction: [Philly Sports Daily]

After reading the letter from the league informing him of his latest fine, Cole promptly placed the piece of paper in the locker room trash can.


Your day may now continue on without incident.

Tony La Russa Fined for Game 2 Comments

Kyle Scott - October 4, 2011

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Good for him. 

Tony La Russa’s bitching about the strike zone on Sunday night got him a “four-figure” fine from Major League baseball, according to a source of

Major League Baseball's vice-president for on-field operations Joe Torre spoke with La Russa Monday and notified him of the fine, according to a source familiar with the situation. La Russa declined comment Monday regarding any recrimination for his alleging that plate umpire Jerry Meals was employing different strike zones for starting pitchers Chris Carpenter and Cliff Lee during Sunday's Game 2.

Speaking from the team's dugout during the game, La Russa told TBS, "I would add — which could get me in trouble, but I'm going to add anyway — is that we are pitching to two different strike zones."


Is it 5 yet? Somewhere. Somewhere it’s 5 o’clock.

World Still Spinning, Cliff Lee is Fine

Kyle Scott - February 21, 2011


Just in case that little nugget of news from yesterday that said Cliff Lee had a "mild side strain" scared you, Lee and Amaro met with reporters today to let everyone know he's "perfectly fine."

Lee told reporters he is about 5-10 pitches behind the rest of the team at this point, but should be right on track once the season starts.

This whole media thing is probably getting old real fast for Lee. Check out this little tidbit: [Delaware Online

Lee isn’t exactly the happiest guy in the locker room to talk to the media, so it was a bit amusing when he entered the room and a horde of reporters immediately pounced on him. But he was pleasant enough about it. The highlight, however, was probably the impish grin Roy Halladay offered when he walked over as the session ended. Something tells me the two may have been joking about how this would all turn out before we arrived.


I'm fully convinced one of the Roys or Cliff is going to go ballistic and take out a reporter before spring training is over. Video of Lee and Amaro talking here.

Andy Reid So Wanted to Rip Officials, Makes Fun of Eskin Instead

Kyle Scott - November 7, 2010


When asked about the penalty call on the hit on Austin Collie, Reid obviously want to avoid a fine:

"Guys, I can't, I'm sitting here.  Howard do you have some money?  We'll sell that fur coat and maybe we can pay for this.  I'm not going to say anything it.  Listen, it is what it is.  That's it."


Well played, Andy Reid.  He should have taken the extra step, however.  There were two calls (the Collie call and the penalty on Trent Cole) that almost handed the Colts the game.

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Amaro’s Content, Are You?

Kyle Scott - June 16, 2010


I'm not sure how I feel about the GM of a "contending" team saying that he's not making any major moves and that he thinks the team will be fine.  It's one thing if you are five games up, it's another if you're in third place and four games behind the Braves, and you haven't hit the ball for the better part of a month.

You're fine, really Rub?  Things are just fine?

"We're not making any major moves," Amaro said. "This is our team out
here. They'll be fine. Get the guys healthy, we'll be fine."