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Dusty Baker has pitcher throw 'at' Derek Lowe for 3-year-old incident? Come on...

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#1 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

From ESPN:

Baker acknowledged having Latos throw inside to Lowe, but said it didn't involve any personal issue between the two of them. Rather, it was retaliation for Lowe hitting Joey Votto in the back during a game in 2009 at Great American Ball Park, when Lowe was with Atlanta. Players from both teams were hit during that series.

I've never been a fan of purposely hitting batters except under rare circumstances, but holding onto, and acting on a 3-year-old grudge? That's insane. You either hit someone the next time you play them, or you leave it be. I find this silly, petty, and embarrassing. Thoughts?
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:29 PM

It's a sad commentary on the lack of maturity on display not only in sports, but politics and society in general.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

It wouldn't surprise me to find that Baker still thinks it's 2003 and pencils in Mark Prior as his starting pitcher every other day. I can't fault him for forgetting to retaliate for a year or two. Most days, he's just happy that JT saved his kid from getting bowled over at the plate last October.

Edited by Brock Beauchamp, 14 June 2012 - 01:37 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

From ESPN:

Baker acknowledged having Latos throw inside to Lowe, but said it didn't involve any personal issue between the two of them. Rather, it was retaliation for Lowe hitting Joey Votto in the back during a game in 2009 at Great American Ball Park, when Lowe was with Atlanta. Players from both teams were hit during that series.

I've never been a fan of purposely hitting batters except under rare circumstances, but holding onto, and acting on a 3-year-old grudge? That's insane. You either hit someone the next time you play them, or you leave it be. I find this silly, petty, and embarrassing. Thoughts?


I see that Dusty Baker is still has no clue as to how to manage a pitching staff. For retaliation he pitches inside, rather than hit the guy?!

Also, Baker had three other opportunities to pitch at Lowe after the Votto incident (April 25, 2009) including a game on Sept. 4, 2009. Why wait 3 years?

Edited by powrwrap, 14 June 2012 - 03:29 PM.

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