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*BREAKING NEWS* AJ Burnett Suspended for 6 Games

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MLB has suspended Yankees pitcher AJ Burnett for 6 games & fined him an undisclosed amount of $$$ following his "retaliation" pitch over the head of a Rangers player, espn just reported.

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New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett has been suspended six games for throwing a pitch over the head of the Rangers' Nelson Cruz in Tuesday night's game. Burnett has filed an appeal of the penalty, however, and will be allowed to pitch until the appeals process is complete.

Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla, who hit Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira with two pitches Tuesday, was fined an undisclosed amount.

Teixeira was hit below the right shoulder by Padilla in the second inning. Then he was hit on the buttocks in the fourth.

Burnett threw a pitch over the head of Cruz in the fifth that sent the cleanup hitter sprawling, prompting plate umpire Doug Eddings to warn both dugouts. Cruz had put the Rangers ahead 3-2 with a three-run homer in the third.

"I got to pitch in," Burnett said. "Warnings are warnings, man. It doesn't bother me."

But Teixeira hinted there was more to it.

"I think there was a little message sent," he said.

Rangers manager Ron Washington defended Padilla, who was activated before the game and allowed seven runs, seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

"I guess he was trying to get inside on him, keep him from diving over the plate," Washington said.

So Aj Burnett yields the same suspension Carlos Zambrano got? Carlos Zambrano wrecked the dugout and offended the umpire, but AJ Burnett gets the same suspension? Bull****.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4230518

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And what did Josh Beckett get? Oh right, he wouldn't have even missed a start.

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At least with a pitcher 6 games is more like 1 game... and he gets some rest.

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Unbelievable. Really.

He didn't even get tossed from the game.

This is absolute BULL****. BULL. SH!T.

This better be reduced or eliminated, I would imagine there would be an outcry.

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So Padilla hits Teix twice and only got fined, but AJ Burnett gets suspended? I understand Padilla is currently on waivers but doesnt he deserve a suspension as well? Or does being on waivers prohibit one?

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At least with a pitcher 6 games is more like 1 game... and he gets some rest.

Thats why it was a 6 game and not a 1 game suspension. They do this intentionally so he misses a start.

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So Padilla hits Teix twice and only got fined, but AJ Burnett gets suspended? I understand Padilla is currently on waivers but doesnt he deserve a suspension as well? Or does being on waivers prohibit one?

He should get a 6 game suspension whenever he starts playing again.

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So Padilla hits Teix twice and only got fined, but AJ Burnett gets suspended? I understand Padilla is currently on waivers but doesnt he deserve a suspension as well? Or does being on waivers prohibit one?

Right????

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And what did Josh Beckett get? Oh right, he wouldn't have even missed a start.

Beckett received a 6 game suspension and he didn't even get warned for the pitch.

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Beckett received a 6 game suspension and he didn't even get warned for the pitch.

I guess you're right. The MLB is sending a message about head-hunting.

I'm still pissed though.

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Beckett received a 6 game suspension and he didn't even get warned for the pitch.

Really? I thought he got like 4. I was wrong

Neither was AJ though... he was NOT warned about his pitch. I mean c'mon... Padilla drills a guy, TWICE. And then factor in their history in which Tex has been hit before by him, yet he does not get suspended (but as stated previously, dunno if that has to do with waivers).

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Really? I thought he got like 4. I was wrong

Neither was AJ though... he was NOT warned about his pitch. I mean c'mon... Padilla drills a guy, TWICE. And then factor in their history in which Tex has been hit before by him, yet he does not get suspended (but as stated previously, dunno if that has to do with waivers).

MLB is getting out of control with this BS. I didn't see the pitch that Burnett threw but he doesn't strike me as a head hunting kind of guy.

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MLB is getting out of control with this BS. I didn't see the pitch that Burnett threw but he doesn't strike me as a head hunting kind of guy.

Well... I mean it was a retaliation throw, he threw it over his head. This was after the 2nd plunk on Tex. After AJ threw it, the Ump warned the benches and that was that.

They are pussifying the game IMO. No one got injured seriously, the players police themselves and I believe that's why the Ump did NOT warn the benches after Padillas second bean ball.

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MLB is getting out of control with this BS. I didn't see the pitch that Burnett threw but he doesn't strike me as a head hunting kind of guy.

If the guy didn't jump down, it would have hit him square in the head, so it was obvious that it was intentional, just like Beckett's pitch.

And Burnett DOES strike me as he head hunting type, he's got some badass in him.

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If the guy didn't jump down, it would have hit him square in the head, so it was obvious that it was intentional, just like Beckett's pitch.

And Burnett DOES strike me as he head hunting type, he's got some badass in him.

Burnett is badass, something the Yankees have been lacking for a long long time.

This supension is ridiculous. Chances are they will reduce it, just like they reduced Becketts. If he misses a start there should be a ****ing outrage.

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Burnett is badass, something the Yankees have been lacking for a long long time.

This supension is ridiculous. Chances are they will reduce it, just like they reduced Becketts. If he misses a start there should be a ****ing outrage.

Agreed. It's cool having a badass like AJ on the team. Teixeira has some fire in the belly too. It's good to see. :)

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Unless Padilla gets a suspension when he gets a job, this is absolute bull****. The umps deliberately didn't warn the benches after Padilla's bull**** because they knew the Yankees had to retaliate. They warned after Burnett dusted Cruz and that should have been the end of it.

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Unless Padilla gets a suspension when he gets a job, this is absolute bull****. The umps deliberately didn't warn the benches after Padilla's bull**** because they knew the Yankees had to retaliate. They warned after Burnett dusted Cruz and that should have been the end of it.

100% right. Since when is Bud Selig such a pu$$y? Oh wait...

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Let the players meter their own punishments out on the field. Baseball can police itself, like it did for over a century.

Of course the designated hitter took some of that away.

Sissy AL ;)

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This is bullsh!t, I hope he wins the appeal.

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MLB is getting out of control with this BS. I didn't see the pitch that Burnett threw but he doesn't strike me as a head hunting kind of guy.

Let's just say that anyone with any knowledge of baseball would readily admit that it was intentional.;)

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Let's just say that anyone with any knowledge of baseball would readily admit that it was intentional.;)

Looks like I should find a video clip!

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This is bullsh!t, I hope he wins the appeal.

He won't win the appeal, but maybe he will get it reduced to 3-4 games, which he will begin serving after a start, if it works out that way. Otherwise, he will lose a start. All that means is that Hughes will start in his place, and then go back to the pen, keeping everyone in the rotation on schedule.

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I find this interesting. Usually Yankee Bob Watson looks out for his own.

Watson has never shown any favoritism towards the Yanks...he actually has been pretty hard on them

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Looks like I should find a video clip!

Get one of the reception Burnett received when he came back to the dugout after the inning was over.:rolleyes:

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Get one of the reception Burnett received when he came back to the dugout after the inning was over.:rolleyes:

Just saw the clip on ESPN. I didn't think it was that bad.

Didn't see the reception he received when he went to the dugout.

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MLB has suspended Yankees pitcher AJ Burnett for 6 games & fined him an undisclosed amount of $$$ following his "retaliation" pitch over the head of a Rangers player, espn just reported.

So Aj Burnett yields the same suspension Carlos Zambrano got? Carlos Zambrano wrecked the dugout and offended the umpire, but AJ Burnett gets the same suspension? Bull****.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4230518

Good.

The dirty bastard should have gotten an indefinite suspension.

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they should just let em fight like they do in hockey.

Time to see who the real men are in baseball. 'roid rage fights would be awesome!

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Good.

The dirty bastard should have gotten an indefinite suspension.

LOL and your opinion on Beckett?

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Just saw the clip on ESPN. I didn't think it was that bad.

Didn't see the reception he received when he went to the dugout.

You had to see it as the inning was ending, and they were going to commercials. It was, shall we say, like a hero's welcome.

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