Saturday, May 10, 2008

Do the Crime if You're Going to Get the Time Quote of the Day

"I didn't do nothing. Basically, they're telling me next time I get off the bench, go and hit somebody and get your money's worth."

-- Sidney Ponson, a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, in response to being fined $500 for his part in a fight that broke out in Thursday night's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners. Mr. Ponson says he plans to appeal. Seattle first baseman Richie Sexson, who started the brawl by charging the mound for no apparent reason (a pitch thrown to him by Kason Gabbard was about head high, but out over the middle of the plate), was suspended for six games.

Tom Grieve, the color analyst on Rangers television broadcasts, commented on the air that there was no way that Mr. Gabbard was trying to hit the Mariner with the pitch:

"You've got a guy up there who can't hit water if he fell out of a boat, and you think [Gabbard's] going to throw at him?"

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