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    Re: Freel arrested again

    My goodness, you'd think he had gotten caught in an orgy with animals and teen agers, or smoking cigarettes at his desk. Drinking problem, apparently. Dumping him? A bit reactionary and overstated. IMO
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    I believe he's married and has recently become a father. This guy has a real problem.
    Don't we all.
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    I sympathize with him for drinking. He has more justification.

    I'm just a FAN of a really bad Red's team.

    He's a PLAYER for a really bad Red's team.

    That should have been his defense. No court in this country would convict him.
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Calm down....... geese, what he needs is to learn to not get in trouble. How many times have you guys gotten toasted and not gotten into trouble. Some people are just unlucky and in the wrong spot at the wrong time. It was a weekend night and it might have just been an over eager cop. Not all cops are understanding and nice.... most aren't. You don't just dump a ball player because he goes out and hit's the bars. What would Babe Ruth and Micky Mantel have done with this crowd, must less all the other players.

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    I'll never forget the Mick telling anyone who could hear that the drinking and running around hurt his performance.

    As fans, it's really none of our business what he does off the field. His performance on the field is what we should care about. Unfortunately, we have a man like Mickey Mantle say it hurt is on-field performance. The club should be concerned (which I'm sure they are) and take appropriate action. Mantle blamed a lot of his injuries on his off-field behavior. Wasn't Ryan out a lot at the end of the season? Hmmm..
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    He listed unemployed?

    You think he knows something we dont?
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003
    I can't believe that information can be pulled up on the web so easy!! That is scary!!

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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    He listed unemployed?

    You think he knows something we dont?
    I think he was trying to throw reporters who loiter around the police blotter off of the scent of a story. Didn't work so well, did it?

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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Man.

    If I got arrested every time I've been drunk and disorderly, I'd probably still be in jail.

    My whole life was pretty much centered around partying and raising hell when I was in my teens and twenties.

    Now, I just drink and complain about not having anything fun to do.

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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamMorris
    I can't believe that information can be pulled up on the web so easy!! That is scary!!
    I can see your point, but if you think of it, it would be even scarier if the police could lock you up without providing a public record.

    As for the matter at hand...

    I'm all for the "innocent until proven guilty" thing; but assuming this is legit (even if it was just minor mouthing off to a cop), I would have no problem with the Reds cutting ties with the guy.

    Baseball is an entertainment product. The Reds' customers bring their kids to games. These customers, while knowing that baseball players aren't angels, are asked to get behind their team. Middle class fans are asked to forgo fiscal responsibility and buy season tickets, rather than choosing other entertainment options - or saving for their kids' college tuition.

    I agree with M2 that this was probably minor. I personally don't really care. But every time the Ryan Freels of the world do this stuff, they risk alienating the fans who are on the fence about the product.

    Baseball relies on the illusion that its players are heros, guys we want to cheer for. Ryan Freel endangers that illusion.
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Article also said he refused his BAC...

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    Re: Freel arrested again

    He probably just took a whizz somewhere he shouldn't have.

    We could always call him "Otis".

    Ya know, that drunk guy that was always in Andy's jail?
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    This is exactly why every good drinker needs a Whitey Ford and not a Billy Martin. Although I would have paid $10k to go out with those guys for just one night. (And I hardly EVER drink!)
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Freel arrested again

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark
    This is exactly why every good drinker needs a Whitey Ford and not a Billy Martin. Although I would have paid $10k to go out with those guys for just one night. (And I hardly EVER drink!)
    Yep.

    Ballplayers should probably drink with a little more class.

    Thing is, I'm not gonna get on somebody that got caught doing something I've done a gazillion times.

    I like hearing stories about ballplayers and drinking and stuff. It's what they were put on this earth to do.
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