August 13, 2009

Youkilis gets owned

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Maybe Kevin Youkilis should get on the roids like teammate David Ortiz allegedly was. After seeing his pathetic attempt at displaying manliness in the “brawl” the other night, I’m fairly certain that Youkilis may have never been in a real fight in his life. Either that, or Rick Porcello’s just a champ; he turned his hips and flipped Youk to the ground with such ease. He could be confused with a MMA fighter after seeing that clip.

Seeing  Boston’s utility man thrown to the ground with the ease that he was brought a smile to this anti-Red Sox Nation guy’s face. But really, anytime that somebody gets owned after charging the mound, I’ll crack a smile.

Of course, the silliest thing of all is baseball’s suspension system. Both Youkilis and Porcello received five-game suspensions yesterday (which they’ve both appealed, but I don’t see the point of it), but how is that exactly fair? Porcello is a starting pitcher and Youk is a position player. Youkilis will be forced to sit out five games he most likely would have started in while Porcello would have sat out the next four games anyway while waiting for his turn in the rotation. If you look at it that way, the Tigers starter will only have his turn on the hill pushed back one day to accommodate this ban. Sure, there’s nothing that the league can really do because banning a pitcher for five starts would be ridiculous, but there has to be some sort of better way of punishing hurlers.

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