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dabvu2498
08-17-2006, 08:45 AM
Scott Feldman punches like a sissy.

http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/gameday_recap.jsp?ymd=20060816&content_id=1613870&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=tex


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Bad feelings had been brewing between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers for 10 days.
A volatile series finally turned violent when Adam Kennedy charged the mound after being hit by a pitch from Texas' Scott Feldman, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in the Rangers' 9-3 victory over the Angels.

BOX SCORE: Rangers 9, Angels 3

The melee came a night after Rangers starter Vicente Padilla was ejected for hitting two Angels with pitches and nearly plunking a third.

And Kennedy was hit an inning after the Angels had two pitchers and manager Mike Scioscia ejected because two Rangers' hitters were nailed.

Feldman threw his glove down as Kennedy charged the mound and Feldman hit Kennedy in the armpit with a punch.

Rangers third baseman Mark DeRosa sprinted toward the mound and tackled Kennedy as both benches and bullpens emptied. Angels right-hander John Lackey ran from the dugout and had to be restrained from going after Texas players.

The umpires restored order about four minutes later.

Kennedy said he was left with no choice but to go after Feldman.

"All the points had been made," Kennedy said. "You have a choice to go or not go and I decided to go. You wish it didn't have to happen that way. It's unfortunate because there'll be fines and suspensions."

Rangers manager Buck Showalter was tossed out for a second straight game. Kennedy and Feldman were also ejected.

Feldman claimed the pitch got away from him.

"With the situation that occurred earlier, I can see why I got tossed for that," Feldman said. "I was just trying to go inside. ...I wasn't shocked. I looked up and (Kennedy) was coming at me."

In the bottom of the eighth, Angels reliever Kevin Gregg threw well behind Ian Kinsler, and plate umpire Sam Holbrook warned both dugouts. Gregg and Scioscia were ejected when the next batter, Michael Young, was hit in the back with a pitch.

Gregg, working his fifth inning of the night, said he did not mean to hit Young.

"I was 90 pitches deep on a bum knee," Gregg said. "I was amped up and I just threw one that got away from me."

"There was no intent," said Scioscia, who closed the clubhouse for 25 minutes after the game to calm his team and get his players refocused on the AL West race.

Brendan Donnelly relieved and he was thrown out after four pitches when he plunked Freddy Guzman. Bench coach Ron Roenicke, who took over for Scioscia, also was ejected.

"Baseball is baseball," Donnelly said. "Things have a way of working themselves out."

Young figured the brawl would result in multiple suspensions.

"I hope they go easy on us," Young said. "But I doubt they will."

The Angels-Rangers feud started on Aug. 6 when Adam Eaton was thrown out of a game for throwing at Juan Rivera.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/games/2006-08-16-angels-rangers_x.htm

Blimpie
08-17-2006, 09:27 AM
Feldman threw his glove down as Kennedy charged the mound and Feldman hit Kennedy in the armpit with a punch.


Sounds like a reasonable strategy...

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/3003/punch3af.gif

IslandRed
08-17-2006, 09:35 AM
I saw the replay -- Feldman was trying to throw a roundhouse uppercut. Pretty scrappy by the standard of baseball fights, I thought.

MrCinatit
08-17-2006, 10:08 AM
I've a couple of observations:
Feldman did come charging off the mound like he meant business. Serious business. Pedro-Borbon-I'll-eat-your-hat business.
Second - I've never been struck in the armpit. I do have a feeling it would not feel good, had it been done right.
Third - I don't care how many fights the guy is in, I don't care if he turns into one of the best pitchers of all time. Forever and ever, I will only have one image in my mind when I hear his name:

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6932/guestxj1.jpg

BoomerSoonerRed
08-17-2006, 11:30 PM
I've a couple of observations:
Feldman did come charging off the mound like he meant business. Serious business. Pedro-Borbon-I'll-eat-your-hat business.
Second - I've never been struck in the armpit. I do have a feeling it would not feel good, had it been done right.
Third - I don't care how many fights the guy is in, I don't care if he turns into one of the best pitchers of all time. Forever and ever, I will only have one image in my mind when I hear his name:

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6932/guestxj1.jpg
At least you didn't post a photo of Corey Feldman.:thumbup:

Oxilon
08-17-2006, 11:46 PM
Here's a link to a video of the brawl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcRWHbnjx-o