so let me get this straight

birth_pic7.jpg

Almost a decade ago Latrell Spreewell, then of the Golden State Warriors, in a fit of anger chokes his head coach PJ Carlesimo and throws a punch. He’s cut by the Warriors and more importantly suspended by the NBA for a year.

Fast forward to yesterday when Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons confronts and throws punches at his pitcher Ted Lily. It’s been 24 hours and Gibbons has not yet been repirmanded by either Major League Baseball or the Toronto Blue Jays. The media doesn’t seem to be making too big of a deal out of it.

Where’s the outrage?

We hate to be all Cornell West here but one wonders if the race of the participants is playing a factor in the lack of response from baseball. Had Lastings Miledge attacked Tommy Lasorda (i’m not suggesting this isn’t a good idea), would no punishment besides the wrath of Phil Mushnick been handed down?

About these ads
Explore posts in the same categories: Archives

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: