The Houston Astros players are not comfortable with the situation, which arose due to a single pitch by reliever Brian Abreu.짱구카지노
On the 24th (Korean time), ‘The Athletic’ cited interviews with Houston players on the condition of anonymity and introduced the reaction within the Astros team to Abreu’s disciplinary action.
Abreu was suspended for two games in Game 5 of the series for intentionally throwing a threatening ball to opposing hitter Adolis Garcia.
Through the appeal process, the disciplinary action was postponed to the 2024 season and the situation was resolved, making it possible to participate in the postseason, but the Astros players still appear uneasy.
According to The Athletic, the Astros players were upset with the way the office handled the situation rather than the punishment itself.
There are two main reasons why they are angry. One is that it is an absurd argument to judge that he intentionally hit the batter in a situation where he was down by two runs and had a runner on base with no outs, and the other is that the opposing player, Garcia, was not given a suspension.
Immediately after being hit by a ball, Garcia rushed at catcher Martin Maldonado, causing the bench to clear, and was ejected from the game that day and fined for his aggressive behavior.
The Astros players were reportedly dissatisfied with the fact that Garcia was not suspended even though he had physical contact with Maldonado during the collision.
Some players went one step further and even expressed the somewhat radical idea that ‘the secretariat favors the Rangers.’ The reason is that Chris Young, who is currently the Rangers general manager, previously worked in the secretariat.
In relation to this, The Athletic explained that unless there is an obviously violent act such as punching, a suspension will not be imposed for physical contact alone, and it is extremely unlikely that the secretariat will favor the Rangers.
Since 2017, Major League Baseball has significantly shortened the deadline for appeals of disciplinary action during the postseason to 48 hours. In the 2015 division series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets, Dodgers hitter Chase Utley broke the leg of Mets infielder Ruben Tejada while sliding into second base, but was suspended due to delays in the appeal process. The system has changed.
As a result, Houston and Abreu were able to confirm their availability in a short time, but it cannot be denied that the process was not comfortable.
In this regard, The Athletic introduced the example of the 1988 National League Championship Series. At the time, Dodgers pitcher Jay Howell was caught pitching with pine tar hidden in his glove and was suspended for three games. Bartlett Giamatti, who was the commissioner at the time, banned Howell from games 4, 5, and 6, saying, “I believe the league champions will play game 7.” “If it goes that far, I don’t want it to be decided by one person’s mistake,” he explained.