Bubble Trouble: Torii Hunter nearly gets himself in three years' worth of trouble over four bottles of champagne.
posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 09:08 PM - 8 comments
I almost posted about this earlier, but I posted yesterday, and it's like a rule of mine.... Here's the direct quote and some background from last year. Here's the blog that supposedly broke the story of the rule infraction. I read this connection earlier today, but cannot now find a link that ties the CGTB to the story. So, the "supposing" is mine by way of some writer-in-hiding.
posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 09:58 PM on April 24
Found it. Duh.
posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 10:03 PM on April 24
I can see the reasoning behind the ban, but a blanket rule is a little silly.
posted by Fence at 04:00 AM on April 25
Loved this part of a comment from the story-breaking blog: it all starts with a bottle of champagne, it moves to whores and drugs, then Escalades and houses. The next thing you know, Dan Uggla owns an island near St. Barts
posted by qbert72 at 07:38 AM on April 25
So, can I get in trouble for offering Ben Sheets a Hummer to drill Bud Selig with high cheese during warm-ups? It sounds goofy, but these rules have to be in place. Good on MLB for making sure players know about them -- and for apparently not hammering hunter for an innocent gesture. All unopened bubbly can be sent to: Free Booze c/o The IceBox, 400 Bayfield Street #17, Barrie.
posted by wfrazerjr at 09:28 AM on April 25
rules are rules but four bottles of champagne please
posted by luther70 at 12:17 PM on April 25
So, can I get in trouble for offering Ben Sheets a Hummer That depends largely on what Mrs. Fraze thinks of bi-curious experimentation, I suppose. Sorry Fraze, I couldn't stop myself.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:58 PM on April 25
rules are rules but four bottles of champagne please Like they said in the article, allowing it would set a precedent that could lead to a much bigger problem. Yes this incident is small but allowing it would simply lead to more and more incidents.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:28 PM on April 25
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