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    Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    I think Carpenter has taken over the mantle of MLB player I dislike the most.

    http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/new...=.jsp&c_id=stl
    Carp voices displeasure to Ryan over gaffe
    Ace upset after waiting on shortstop to take field, get right glove
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    Shortstop Brendan Ryan hadn't taken his position yet, and Carpenter was ready to pitch. Worse yet, when Ryan finally made it to his position, he didn't have the right glove, so another pause was required so he could get the proper equipment.

    It didn't sit well with the famously fiery Carpenter, who stared darts at Ryan's spot as he waited. The two retreated into the dugout tunnel after the inning ended, where Carpenter made it clear that he was none too pleased with the misstep.

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    Some more background from this year. I attended a Dbacks/Cards game earlier in the year. During that game, Edwin Jackson hit Carpenter while he was batting, and Chris was furious, letting off a huge amount of steam that he did not appreciate getting hit. The benches started to clear but nothing happened and finally order was restored with Carpenter taking 1st base.

    The very next batter hit a slow roller to 2B. Carpenter was out by at least four steps, but still proceeded to take out Stephen Drew with a very dirty high slide. Drew of course, did not appreciate it and let him know by getting in his face about it.

    The benches then cleared for real, and the guys from the bullpen came hustling out and some words were exchanged but no actual fighting took place.

    While that was going on. Carpenter slunked out of the crowd, went to the dugout, got his glove, went back to the mound, then proceeded to bark at the umpires to clear the field so he could get started with the next inning. All from a fracas he started. Yeah I don't like that guy.

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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    He's easily the most dislikable player in baseball.

    The dude's either on some serious PED's and that's causing his ridiculous outbursts, or he's just genuinely a psychotic lunatic.

    Either way, reminds me a lot of a guy like Joey Porter.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    He needs a serious butt whoopin' and then an even more serious daily psychotropic drug regimen.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    It seems like Carp has been doing things like that more this season than I ever remember him doing in the past.

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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    He seems like a Grade-A a-hole.

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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    He is such a baby.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Don't forget the incident where Chris Carpenter screamed at Carlos Lee despite Lee doing absolutely nothing wrong.

    "I wasn't trying to show him up," Lee said. "I never looked at him. I got [mad] because I got a pitch to hit and I popped it up. I was mad at myself. I don't know what he said to me, but he said something and was looking at me, staring at me. For what?"
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    Of course LaRussa put the blame on Lee.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    It seems like Carp has been doing things like that more this season than I ever remember him doing in the past.
    Yea. He's always kinda been like that but it seems like he's in a whole new gear this year.

    Don't get me wrong - he's the type of guy you love if he's wearing your team's uniform, but man is he annoying as an opposing fan.

    I never liked Roy Oswalt due to his domination of The Reds - but it was for that only. To my knowledge RoyO never did anything that deserved over the top hatred. But Carpenter just rubs me so many wrong ways.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Carpenter vs. Big Z in a no-holds barred cage match.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Well...I remember that game, and I couldn't understand why Carpenter started yelling at Lee. It didn't make much sense, but I don't know what was said on the field either.

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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Carpenter vs. Big Z in a no-holds barred cage match.
    Oh mercy, that would be the beating of a lifetime. Priss is the better pitcher hands down, but Big Z. world destroy him in a fight. IMO.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    If you've all learned nothing else this week, you should have learned that the Cardinal you despise this year could be the Red that Jocketty picks up next year.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Roid. Rage.
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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Reds missed a golden opportunity last night to put one in Carpenter's earflap.

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    Re: Chris Carpenter: What a great guy

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    Well...I remember that game, and I couldn't understand why Carpenter started yelling at Lee. It didn't make much sense, but I don't know what was said on the field either.
    This is not to suggest that his performance is falling off a cliff. Lord knows he has continued to own the Reds. But could it be that a guy who is pretty tightly wound anyway is looking towards the closing of his own personal "window" and is taking out some frustration on teammates. Maybe if his fastball isn't as consistently fast, or what have you and he just is more irritable because of it?
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