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The Day After in Cincinnati

Posted on: August 11, 2010 12:55 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2010 2:41 pm
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Yadier Molina
It's probably not ideal that the Cardinals and Reds have a day game Wednesday just a few hours after their bench-clearing fight, but on the other hand it might be good that they can get the game in before the disciplinary hammer comes down.

There are surely suspensions and fines on the way, but Reds manager Dusty Baker didn't want to speculate on who would be punished and how severely. Here's what he had to say in his pregame session with reporters.

"Hey man, I don't think it's even fair to print or anticipate or even say about losing guys. That's kind of like setting the sentence before somebody went to trial. It's like 'how many years will you get in jail?' Who says you will get to jail? I just hope the guys up there realize the tension, the pressure and background. You also can't just go on what you see on the video because you don't know what was said or what was done. You have to beware of the first man's testimony until the second man comes forward. The first man always sounds innocent until the second man testifies."

"Sometimes you know they claim no punches were thrown. There were words that created punches to be thrown. You know what I mean? Not that what happened was right on our side or what was said was right. There's always a cause and effect on every situation almost. In our hearts that thing was over, until some people started talking."

Cardinals catcher Jason LaRue, who says he was kicked during the brawl and has a concussion, showed up on the pregame TV show sporting a cut lip, reportedly dropped an F-bomb, and said "it's a shame Cueto doesn't have a brain."

Brandon Phillips did not try to tap catcher Yadier Molina's shin guards with his bat -- the action that set off the scrum Tuesday -- when he came to the plate Wednesday, but it appeared the home-plate umpire instructed him not to.

Should be a tense few hours at Great American Ball Park.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: A Reds official told the Cincinnati Enquirer that video of the incident is being sent to the league office, and it won't arrive until Thursday, so they don't expect to hear anything on discipline until at least then.

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Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2010 3:07 pm
 

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Video clearly shows he tried but Yadie kicked the bat back and after tapping the ump Phillips tried again before stepping out and taking a few swings. Thats when Yadie started jawing and covered the plate.

Writer wasn't talking about before the fight.  He was talking about today's game.



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2010 2:12 pm
 

The Day After in Cincinnati


did not try to tap catcher 's shin guards with his bat -- the action that set off the scrum Tuesday -- when he came to the plate Wednesday, but it appeared the home-plate umpire instructed him not to.


Video clearly shows he tried but Yadie kicked the bat back and after tapping the ump Phillips tried again before stepping out and taking a few swings. Thats when Yadie started jawing and covered the plate.



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