Wednesday, August 24, 2005

More Baseball Suspensions!

These guys are just killing baseball. Their records should be erased from the books and they should be whipped with a horse-whip:

A batboy who accepted a dare Sunday by trying to drink a gallon of milk without throwing up has been suspended by the Marlins for his actions.

The unidentified batboy will not be allowed to work the upcoming, six-game homestand at Dolphins Stadium against the Cardinals and Mets from Aug. 29 through Sept. 4. The Marlins refused to comment on the suspension.

But Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brad Penny, who offered $500 to the batboy if he could drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour before Sunday's game, was angry about the decision.

''It's kind of ridiculous that you get a 10-game suspension for steroids and a six-game suspension for milk,'' Penny said.
Okay, let me be the first to say, "I don't get it." Why was he suspended? What did he do? I'm as shocked and incredulous as Loudon Downey in the A Few Good Men courtroom after the verdict was read and he was dishonorably discharged. Someone call the Marlins organization and post me an answer.

More on this ludicrous speed story from the Miami Herald...

(Thanks to Dorsey Levin for passing this along.)


At 1:54 PM, Blogger John Howard said...

Maybe he threw up on somebody important?

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Another case of Vengeful Vomit?

At 2:22 PM, Anonymous K Wynn said...

Reminds me of a 3rd grade classmate..Todd Spence..we used to make him drink white milk just to see him puke. Moral of the story..don't make fat kids drink milk and puke. Later they might become your college roommate and after a weekend home visting, you'll come back to your dorm room and find:

16 grocery karts
1 dead hooker
4 sea otters
23 cases of tuna
1 Mexican w/donkey

I will NEVER forget that smell.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger PaulNoonan said...

I heard it was only going to be a one game suspension until they found a stopwatch and a bag of saltines in his locker.

At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best part -- the Herald's kicker to the story: According to Penny, the batboy drank the gallon of milk within the time allotment but was unable to keep it down.

At 9:32 AM, Blogger DannyNoonan said...

A friend of mine tried that in college. His body temperature dropped like 5 degrees and we had to take him to the hospital.


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