Re: Rotoworld Projects the Reds 2008 Roster
Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
The non-baseball reasons...
(1) June 13, 2003: The brawl, which occurred during the sixth inning of the Reds' 15-1 blowout, started shortly after Jason LaRue made it a 12-0 game with a two-run homer in the sixth. Carlos Silva began throwing inside on Adam Dunn to ignite the scrum. A warning was issued on a inside toss at Dunn's waist, but Silva threw behind the batter on the very next pitch. Dunn started slowly towards the mound at first, but then made a break for Silva. However, catcher Mike Lieberthal tackled Dunn by the ankles and the big outfielder fell to the ground. Silva took swings (cheap shots) at the fallen Dunn as both benches emptied and a brawl ensued.
(2) Traded to Minnesota from Philadelphia in part for Eric Milton. Helped start the ball rolling for Milton to end up in a Cincinnati uniform for 3 years and $27 million.
Hard to forgive (1). Not really his fault or doing on (2), but (1) makes it easier to find fault for the guy on (2).
Little more to the story though. Dunn had ran over Lieberthal earlier in the game when it was a blowout. Nobody on the Phillies liked that much. They must have forgotten how bad our pitching staff was.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.