Friday, July 11, 2008

How Bad...?

How bad do things have to be for a team to say, "Here's seven million dollars. Go away?"
Seattle Mariners out-of-form slugger Richie Sexson was released by the club
on Thursday, despite having little more than $7 million still owed him on his
four-year, $64 million deal.

What was the final straw for ex-Brewer Sexson? Was it a tirade or a snit? Was it thrown bats or knocked-down management?
The final straw for Sexson came when he showed his displeasure with
being put on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, baseball
website reported.

"He has been in the lineup every day, until yesterday, and when he
wasn't, he was not happy about it," interim manager Jim Riggleman told
reporters. "Nothing was said, but his body language indicated that he was a
little perturbed by that.

"I thought, 'You know what? This is the way it's going to be in the
near future.' So rather than have that, I felt it was time to do this."

"Be careful how you sit," is now the official motto of MLB.

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