The W
Views: 99111238
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
21.9.14 1918
The W - Baseball - Yankees Demand Forfeit
This thread has 12 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.05
Pages: 1
(928 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (11 total)
Grimis
Scrapple








Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1238 days
Last activity: 1034 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
From the AP
    Originally posted by AP
    The New York Yankees asked the commissioner's office to award them a forfeit over Tampa Bay after the Devil Rays failed to arrive in time yesterday because of travel problems due to Hurricane Frances. It was a request that had no chance of being granted.
    Originally scheduled as a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m., the start time was pushed back two hours on Sunday. Because of the delay, the commissioner's office told the teams to play one game at 7 p.m. and said it would decide later on when to reschedule the second game.

    The Devil Rays arrived at 6:05 p.m., and the Yankees won, 7-4, in the one game that was played. Commissioner Bud Selig said he had no intention of ordering a forfeit.

    "Given the stage of the season we are in, and the exciting pennant races, it is critical that we do everything to decide the championship on the field," he said in a statement.
The Yankees again proving how classy of an organization they are. In the midst of a hurricane, and in the midst of a pennant race. how can they possibly say that they should be awarded a forfeit? Is it kosher according to the rules of MLB? Probably. But are the Yankees so screwed that they are this desperate for win?

Originally, they were demanding both games be forfeited, incidentally...

(edited by Grimis on 7.9.04 0900)

Promote this thread!
jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 67 days
Last activity: 4 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.87
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Maybe its best to focus your frustation on Selig. MLB told TB that they would have to forfeit both games if they didn't get there by 3pm, 2 hours later than the original start time, and they didn't get there. Isn't then MLB a bunch of heartless bastards for throwing the punishment out there?

NY DAILY NEWS:
"Yankees president Randy Levine implored Major League Baseball to grant the Yankees a forfeit victory for the Devil Rays' failure to arrive in time for the start of their scheduled doubleheader yesterday at the Stadium."

It is difficult to feel good about the Yanks "imploring" MLB to hand them a win, but if MLB is gonna throw down the gauntlet in the first place, they should follow through if necessary. It does stand to reason that if the Yanks need a win at the end of the season, and can't get it together to put up a win against Tampa, they shouldn't be in the playoffs period. They are in their rights to request a forfeit. That said (or typed), they had a doubleheader scheduled for a gorgeous Labor Day, and people ended up waiting all day for a game. If the situation was reversed, this thread would be something like, "Commish in Yanks' pocket. Burn in hell George!".



Accept Christ and Get a Free Playstation2
Von Maestro
Boudin rouge








Since: 6.1.04
From: New York

Since last post: 193 days
Last activity: 30 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.51
    Originally posted by Grimis
    The Yankees again proving how classy of an organization they are. In the midst of a hurricane, and in the midst of a pennant race. how can they possibly say that they should be awarded a forfeit? Is it kosher according to the rules of MLB? Probably. But are the Yankees so screwed that they are this desperate for win?

    Originally, they were demanding both games be forfeited, incidentally...

    (edited by Grimis on 7.9.04 0900)


As John Kruk pointed out last night on Baseball Tonight... If the Yankees weren't having the pitching problems they were having, do you think they would try to get a forfeit from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays??

This just reeks of desperation on the Yankees part & I hope they go through with their rumored boycott of the make-up double-header.

I never thought I'd ever say this, but Let's Go Sox!! ;-)
PalpatineW
Lap cheong








Since: 2.1.02
From: Getting Rowdy

Since last post: 2798 days
Last activity: 2641 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
I don't think this was a case of damned if you do, damned if you don't. There was some interesting weather in Florida the past few days that may have had something to do with the Devil Rays not making it to NY in time.

George himself is from Tampa, and he's usually a charitable guy. Can't muster up a few kind words for the hapless Rays?

Not to mention that, from a baseball perspective, demanding a forfeit from Tampa Bay is quite possibly the lowest of the low.



In Theo We Trust
dunkndollaz
Banger








Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 11 days
Last activity: 2 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.55
It was next to impossible yesterday to listen to the Yankees callers on WFAN and even worse when I went to lunch a little while ago. No compassion and no class.



Folk singers are always liberal pansies, but not me.....I sing for my fellow conservatives...care to hear "Shoot the Hippie out of the Redwood Tree" ?
redsoxnation
Scrapple








Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 447 days
Last activity: 447 days
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.37
I know he's just Steinbrenner's puppet, but Randy Levine should never open his mouth to the press. In the past 10 days, the Yankees have had Mussina bitch about how his anal-retentive routine was destroyed by the Blue Jays honoring an announcer with a brain tumor, Brown playing off the wall with his hand, and Randy Levine proving he is a nitwit yet again. At least people won't be able to break out the 'You really can't hate the Yankees because they are so classy' line that has been spouted the past few years.
Now, putting Levine aside for the moment, I actually would have had no problem with the Yankees getting 1 of the games of the doubleheader as a forfeit win, if it is demonstrated that the owner of the Devil Rays was too cheap to pay for hotel rooms for a few days in New York in order to get the team out of town.



The Public Demands: Replace the Star Spangled Banner with Brass Bonanza.
BigSteve
Pepperoni








Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 2810 days
Last activity: 2538 days
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.66
Oh Boo Hoo. They're not even men enough to play the Devil Rays. My God, I know things are falling apart for the Yanks, but it must be worse that I thought if they tried to pull a stunt like this.
JayJayDean
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 18 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
Y!:
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.90
Jayson Stark says it's not the Yankees' fault, but MLB's.


    It's the poobahs at Major League Baseball, who must have been the only people on the planet not watching the Weather Channel over the weekend.

    Does anybody out there really believe the Yankees are so desperate to hold onto their lead over the rampaging Red Sox that they tried to squeeze a forfeit out of a team caught in a hurricane?

    Come on, friends. George Steinbrenner may believe that the goal in life is to go 162-0 and sweep the World Series by a score of 57-1. But he isn't that inhumane.

    All the Yankees were really doing, in requesting that forfeit ruling Monday, was asking the commissioner's office, in that diplomatic way of theirs: Why the heck were we forced to wait around all day for a team that had no more chance of arriving in New York by 3 p.m. than it did of swimming from Tampa Bay to the Bronx?


(edited by JayJayDean on 8.9.04 0502)


“To get ass, you’ve got to bring ass." -- Roy Jones Jr.

"Your input has been noted.
I hope you don't take it personally if I disregard it."
-- Guru Zim

"Speak English or face admin retribution." -- CRZ
BOSsportsfan34
Pepperoni








Since: 2.1.03
From: MA

Since last post: 17 days
Last activity: 10 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.85
"It's the late '70s again, minus the coke (and, weirdly, minus the scoring)."

Chuck Klosterman on todays NBA, from the face-off column with Bill Simmons.
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Jayson Stark says it's not the Yankees' fault, but MLB's.


      It's the poobahs at Major League Baseball, who must have been the only people on the planet not watching the Weather Channel over the weekend.

      Does anybody out there really believe the Yankees are so desperate to hold onto their lead over the rampaging Red Sox that they tried to squeeze a forfeit out of a team caught in a hurricane?

      Come on, friends. George Steinbrenner may believe that the goal in life is to go 162-0 and sweep the World Series by a score of 57-1. But he isn't that inhumane.

      All the Yankees were really doing, in requesting that forfeit ruling Monday, was asking the commissioner's office, in that diplomatic way of theirs: Why the heck were we forced to wait around all day for a team that had no more chance of arriving in New York by 3 p.m. than it did of swimming from Tampa Bay to the Bronx?


    (edited by JayJayDean on 8.9.04 0502)


He does have a point. However, here's another opinion on the matter from WFAN's Mike Francesca (got the quote from the Boston Dirt Dog's site):

"The Yankees absolutely embarrassed themselves. Every time Randy Levine talks, he embarrasses himself. Win it on the field, will ya! Are they scared of the Red Sox because they might have better pitching and defense than they do for the first time in ninety years? People were killed in that hurricane, for God sakes! How are the Yankees damaged in comparison to the people in South Florida? The Yankees look very, very bad in this whole thing. The Red Sox are up their rear ends; that's why they are running scared here."





Remember, Republicans are eeevilll!!!

jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 67 days
Last activity: 4 days
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.87
    Originally posted by BigSteve
    I know things are falling apart for the Yanks, but it must be worse that I thought if they tried to pull a stunt like this.
Wow, winning 10 of their last 15 games qualifies as "falling apart"?
    Originally posted by BigSteve
    Oh Boo Hoo. They're not even men enough to play the Devil Rays.
Is there a thought process here? Was I watching Yankee wives pitch two more quality starts against said Rays yesterday and Monday? McFly?




Accept Christ and Get a Free Playstation2
too-old-now
Bockwurst








Since: 7.1.04

Since last post: 1267 days
Last activity: 192 days
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
The point the Yankees were trying to make was that last year they were told they could not leave Baltimore early to avoid Hurricane Isabella, when it was pretty clear they wouldn't be able to get the game in, but MLB made them wait it out in Baltimore instead of leaving when it was safer. MLB even threatened them that they would have to forfeit the game if they weren't there as scheduled. How soon everyone forgets.

I don't think it was right of MLB last year, but I don't think it was right of the Yanks this year, either.
Thread rated: 5.05
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Zeile to catch tonight
Next thread: Randy Johnson passes Steve Carlton
Previous thread: Moron catches ball with mouth. Breaks teeth, curse.
(928 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ron-washington-left-texas-rangers-cheated-wife-article-1.1944708 Because he cheated on his wife?
Related threads: Clubhouse wall 1, Kevin Brown's left hand 0 - Yanks want to build a new stadium, and the other 29 teams will pay for it - Yanks get a Loaiza, (a year too late) - More...
The W - Baseball - Yankees Demand ForfeitRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.1 seconds.