10:00 am April 28, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
April 28th, 20116:46 pm
This is terrible. I will say, that just last week I took my little cousin (10 years old) to a game at Turner Field and we watched BP from next to the Braves bullpen. Roger threw her a baseball as he was walking into the bullpen and even signed it for her. He was very nice. Maybe he only acts this way at other ballparks? Maybe it was isolated? Who knows, just saying all my experiences with him have been pleasant.
April 28th, 20117:04 pm
He sounds mentally ill, not just unprofessional and rude. An embarrassing day for long-time Braves fans who remember a proud organization.
I dont know if anyone on this blog remembers that soon to be Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven is said to have given the middle finger, to crowds that were booing him as he was leaving a game on two occasions. I dont remember what action, if any was taken against Mr Blyleven for those incidents.
April 28th, 20117:05 pm
Who gives a flip what he said. The fans have the power to say whatever the hell they want to and not get in trouble and just because one MLB pitching coach says something back they nail him. There is worse things being said to players all the time you all know this is true but nothing gets said or done unless its public. That guy probably deserved it man. So yall just quit with your bull crap because I bet everyone of you atleast once has said something negative to an opposing player. Fans are ruthless seems like fans should just drop it like THE PLAYERS DO EVERY TIME THEY HEAR CRAP. BUT NO OMG HE JUST CUSSED AT ME IM GOING TO SUE HIM. GOOD GREIF!!!!!!!!! AND THE PARENTS OMG PARENTS ARE HORRIBLE ROLE MODELS THESE DAYS. IF YOU GIVE YOUR KID A BEATIN WHICH I WOULD HAVE 10 YEARS AGO THEY WILL CALL CHILD SERVICES. WELL IMO ALOT OF KIDS NEED THEIR ASS WHUPPED TO STRAIGHTEN THEM OUT AND MAYBE THEY WONT TURN GAY.
April 28th, 20117:06 pm
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April 28th, 20117:10 pm
Regardless of what did happen, I think the Braves are going to have to think long and hard about bringing in a new pitching coach at this point in the season. The pitching has been fantastic, especially this last week (minus Asencio of course), and the Braves have to consider whether changing pitching coaches now would have a negative effect on the pitching staff. Do we really want to mess around with how the starters have thrown?
I’m predicting fine and maybe suspension for McDowell now, but potentially not being brought back for next season, when changing pitching coaches wouldn’t really interrupt anything.
If I was approaching drunk or mentally ill fans in the stands I would have a bat in my hand for defensive purposes. Fans drinking alcohol at sporting events are the most repugnant, vile, disgusting, obnoxious, repulsive excuses for human beings I have ever seen.
I applaud Roger for having a bat with him to protect himself. Fans are ignorant and violent as history has proven.
April 28th, 20117:22 pm
I agree with Roger. I hate those queers in San Fagcisco too.
April 28th, 20117:28 pm
Hey, a press conference with his kids? Doesn’t look like too much a publicity stunt by this family to me. And really, is all this attention good for his kids? Instead of just talking to his children about what transpired at the game, he is using them as his pawns to get money or at the very least get attention.
personally, I have a child and would not ever even consider subjecting her to this kind of senseless publicity mongering. Plus, what does it teach them? If someone hurts your feelings, you can call the police? Wow.
Certainly Roger should never have said what he said. And certainly he should be held accountable. But before we bash him, remember that you hear all kinds of things at sporting events, and they are usually coming from the stands. A player or coach says something in response and all of a sudden that person automatically “has to be held accountable”.
The real issue here? The fact that this loser family is subjecting their kids to this crap. You know as well as I do by those “press conference” pictures that his kids were coached to look sad, etc. Yeah, that’s real good for them. How about if you are going to blow this up, leave the kids at home? Ahh, no, but then you get fewer sympathy points. Screw this guy, his wife and their cold lawyer. At this point, it is the exploitation of their kids helping them?
April 28th, 20117:51 pm
Audible Sigh—-So substitutand have you be the father of the twins with exactly the same circunstancese Atlanta for San Francisco, have the Mets pitching coach involved, and have all other circumstances the same–how do you react????
April 28th, 20117:52 pm
What’s the big deal?
April 28th, 20118:05 pm
I would be interested if he could make a reason under the freedom of speech . This should be interesting to say the least . I know of millions of people that have said rude stuff to me . But I never pay attention . its just something that I have always had to deal with . people call me names for no reason
April 28th, 20118:18 pm
San Franfreakshow deserves mockery.
April 28th, 20118:32 pm
First post all year. Like what I see so far, especially the pitching. I’ve question some of the moves by Fredi G but still it’s only April. As far as McDowell is concerned, we don’t know the full story. In my opinion he has done a good and sometimes great work with the pitching staffs over the past six years. I agree with NJ Choppin that the only thing we know for sure is that this guy Quinn is exploiting his own children for whatever reasons. If the Braves even consider firing McDowell I would be furious. Caving in to pressure coming from the likes of Gloria Allred is unthinkable. Worst case scenario? The Braves fire McDowell and subsequently acquiece to Allred’s demand that they hire Richard Simmons as his replacement.
April 28th, 20118:43 pm
I don’t get it…if you cheat in this game i.e. take drugs you can still get in the record books and play for the same team but is you say a word your job is on the line. Baseball needs to fix it’s foundation and beliefs. Cheating is something I don’t want my kid to take part in but baseball makes it seem OK to the kids.
I hope he keeps his job with the Braves.
April 28th, 20118:55 pm
No, I don’t need the other side of the story, thank you. Hecklers are part of McDowell’s job and he should learn how to handle them professionally. (1) His words were unacceptable, (2) His homophobic gestures were even worse, and (3) His “teeth” threat at a FAN while holding a bat is just that: a serious threat.
Hey LIBERTY MEDIA: Let’s see how many of your revenue dollars come from the wallets of homosexuals? Further, let’s see how many of your revenue dollars come from the parents of kids who, according to one of your own coaches, don’t belong at the game.
Yeah, this isn’t over….by a longshot.
I certainly you have clearly thought out what to say to the public tomorrow. YOUR REVENUES DEPEND ON IT.
April 28th, 20118:58 pm
Heckler is spelled like this…Azzhole
April 28th, 20119:09 pm
Hecklers to sports are like STD’s are to sex. You don’t like them but every once in a while you come across them. I am a professional and attend sporting events and I don’t pay good money to attend and feel I should have to listen to sexual insults, family threats, family insults, rude comments, cuss words hurled at players with children within earshot.
Hecklers are worse than STD’s
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April 28th, 20119:13 pm
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April 28th, 20119:20 pm
He will be fired on Friday.
April 28th, 20119:25 pm
The father needs to be forced to take parenting classes
Made famous by Herschel
He’s already cleaned out his office, gone.
Timmy in Thomaston
April 28th, 20119:28 pm
Na na na na, hey hey hey, G O O D B Y E
April 28th, 20119:29 pm
This is retarded… Roger is a valuable asset to the Braves organization. All of you bashing him act like you’ve never made a mistake in your life. You know how much crap he has to put up with because of people like you? Let him pay his fine and move on..
This dude is trying to look tough in front of his wife and to daughters… If he was a Braves fan, he wouldn’t have complained…Let him have his week of fame, and then get him back to the trailerpark.
April 28th, 20119:32 pm
I am sick to death of politically correct crap. fan Group A, if you are going to live the lifestyle, then expect heat for it. i don’t think Roger actually said what he was quoted as saying to the dad either… what person that has been around the game fo 15 minutes is going to say baseball park? It’s a ball park. he shouldn’t have said kids don’t belong at the ball park though. After all, kids are future fans. . As far as ” how much are your teeth worth?” , this is not a threat unless Roger was actively brandishing the bat in a threatening manner. perhaps Daddy had nice, white, pperfect teeth and Roger thought they were caps. Who knows? no where have i seen anything that said Roger was actively threatening with the bat. fine him and move on. People need to learn that being sue happy costs everyone in the long run. There’s a reason that when asked how to improve society, some people say ” first we kill all the lawyers….”
April 28th, 20119:38 pm
Let Roger pay his fine and get over it. He’s done a great job with our pitching staff. ……as for Leo, his time has come and gone.
April 28th, 20119:51 pm
Firing would be over reacting. He has already apologized. Fine him and 2 game suspension.
GIVE ME A BREAK
April 28th, 201110:08 pm
April 28th, 201110:14 pm
My philosophy has always been to be a fan of my team, and not neccesarily of the players or coaches associated with my team. Sure, its great to have guys like Chipper and, probably, Brian McCann that stay with a team throughout their entire career. But nobody’s bigger than the game or the team. So I have no sympathy for Mcdowell. Sorry, but you just can’t say things like he did in public, no matter what the circumstances. I would say the same thing if it were Bobby Cox or Chipper Jones, but the Braves have to let him go.
April 28th, 201110:19 pm
I’m deeply offended on what they did and said at the press conference! I want social services to take those kids away from their parents for doing what they did and talking about what they did!!!!
April 28th, 201110:33 pm
I’d be interested to hear what the hecklers were saying. At first read, I was thinking “wow, maybe time to fire the guy.” After reading Mr. Pitkin’s comments, there might be more to the story. I gotta say though, if McDowell had asked me how much my teeth were worth, I would have said “Probably about two hundred grand a piece if you hit me with that bat.”
April 28th, 201110:48 pm
NJ Choppin, you’re so right dude. I have a 9 mo old son. I can’t imagine a situation in which I would subject him to ANY media scrutiny. This dude is up to something and it’s not cool using your children as an instrument of personal gain. He is pr0stituting his children.
Bottom-line here, just about everyone on this blog, pro- or anti-McDowell has at one point used the term f@g, h0m0, or likely something worse. It’s not right and it’s hurtful. But, it unfortunately become a part of our culture several years ago. It has no place professionally; but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I’ve never lost my job for saying something like that. I don’t think he should either.
Anyone of you who think he should be fired, stop and think if you’ve ever made fun of someone at work who was fat, gangly, afeminite, macho, short, geeky, slow, or just plain not cool. Feel free to submit your own resignation with your claims that he should be fired.
FIRE this worthless piece of crap! He threatens a Dad in front of his children & then he has to “issue’ an apology? He is not even “MAN” enough to SPEAK his apology. In sticking with his theme, maybe he isn’t much of a MAN at all!!
April 28th, 201110:55 pm
Roger McDowell made a mistake(according to today’s societal norms). However, I detest the fact that some are referring to his remarks as “homophobic”. I detest that term entirely. It is defined as one who is afraid of, or fears homosexuals(who choose to live that way). I personally do not condone the homosexual lifestyle. But I do not fear them. It is ridiculous.
April 28th, 201111:06 pm
why would someone at the ballpark need to hire a celebrity lawyer unless they were looking for a pay day?? Have any of you calling for Roger to be fired ever said something YOU should apologize for?? Sorry folks, Roger apologized. Nothing to see here move along.
April 28th, 201111:33 pm
Well Rocker was traded. People miss the fact that he threatened a fan and his family. Taking a baseball bat and threatening to knock out his teeth especially in front of his children. His children were horrified . for Mcd also to state that kids don’t belong in a baseball game is ridiculous and scary to them. Simulation of the sex act in front of children, wow what a moron mcd is. If the braves don’t fire him he should be vilified by fans in every ball park.
April 28th, 201111:48 pm
A few years back I took my then 12-yr-old son to UGA-Tech game. He heard waaaaay more than this!!! Came back with an expanded vocabulary for sure.
Not condoning what was undoubtedly a profane exchange between Roger and fans, but this just seems like a publicity stunt. Only in SF would this be news and a scum-sucking lawyer like Gloria Allred be involved.
BTW, I make a habit of expressing gratitude to our servicemen/women, buying them a drink or a sandwich or whatever in the airport. On two such occasions I was told by the soldier that “not everyone feels the way you do” and that they had actually been cursed and spat on in airports. In both situations, guess where it happened? Yep, that’s right, San Francisco!
April 28th, 201111:51 pm
As Handel on the law says “No harm, No foul” I think a lot of Gay people are getting on this blog for the first time because this is becoming a battleground for them.
April 29th, 201112:02 am
Jesus..I’ve never seen so many rednecks’ circle their spittoons over the gays….Bubba’s, don’t worry, it’s not contagious.
April 29th, 201112:58 am
Funny, aren’t you innocent until proven guilty? Oh wait, no one knows what this guy said but were jumping all over Roger when some guy is ALLEGING he made threating comments. To the people who said heckling is part of the game. It is to a point. Let someone come to your office or place of business and heckle you. See how you react. Who knows if this guy went over board. When I was playing pro ball, I used to tell hecklers that I don’t care what you say but if you go to far I will let you know or have you thrown out. I’ve had people try to pick fights with me. curse me, do research and find out what my parents and siblings names are and say hateful things about them. So once again, who knows what this guy said to induce a confrontation with McDowell.
April 29th, 20111:09 am
We should have known that something was wrong with him after the way he spit on Kramer and Newman.
April 29th, 20111:17 am
Roger McDumb needs to learn how to McSpell……….
NO MORE BOBBY
April 29th, 20111:54 am
I bet Leo is foaming at the mouth over this.
April 29th, 20112:59 am
This was written by a guy who claims to have been right next to Quinn when it happened. This was in the comments section accompanying an article on the S.F. Chronicle’s site.
I was there and was about 2 people away from this guy with the complaint. He was actually the one being the instigator. It all started with McDowell and David Ross being heckled by 3 guys in the bleachers because they wouldn’t throw batting practice balls into the stands. McDowell had a bat with him and was hitting the BP balls back to the infield. McDowell then turned to them and asked if they were a “gay couple” or a “threesome”. He then took the bat and made stroking motions with it and thrusting his hips and he asked the 3 hecklers if that was what they were going to do to each other later that night. Everybody in the stands were laughing. Then a few minutes later, this Quinn guy yells “hey coach, my kids want to know what that means”. Then he was saying that McDowell shouldn’t be doing that stuff in front of kids. Then Quinn yelled out “come over here and say it to me”. That is when McDowell started walking over to the wall. Quinn’s family then started to pull at him and told him to stop. Quinn then turned to his wife and said “what’s he going to do? come up here?”. Then McDowell was telling him that if he didn’t want his kids hearing stuff like that hen he should have said something to the 3 hecklers that started the whole thing. Quinn just kept going on and calling McDowell a “joke” because he should know better. McDowell told Quinn that he should tell the 3 hecklers to not say anything if he was so offended and Quinn said back “where are they?” as if he never even heard the heckling himself which would be outrageous since everyone in the bleachers heard the hecklers. Not once did Quinn look like he feared of getting harmed since he was the one that called McDowell over to him plus the fact that Quinn was in the bleachers and at least 5 ft higher than McDowell. Quinn instigated the whole thing.
April 29th, 20114:08 am
More trouble for the Braves, You heard it here first (sorry DOB and Carroll). My friend Adam Krohns of the Gainesville Times has broke the news that D. Lowe was arrested Thursday night for suspicion of DUI. He is currently being processed in the Atlanta Detention Center.
RT @gtimesakrohn “Braves pitcher Derek Lowe arrested in Atlanta http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/33/article/49705/“
April 29th, 20114:57 am
Oh no! What is with all of these MLB players drinking and driving???? You make a ton of money! There is NO excuse for this behavior! Call a cab or limo or a friend!
April 29th, 20115:47 am
Sounds like the SF fan baited him,right in front of his own children….Who is more guilty??
April 29th, 20116:30 am
If you’ve never said something you should’nt have. Speak up, otherwise shutup. That family is obviosly looking for a payday. With the foulmouth drunks at games anymore, kids don’t belong there.
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April 29th, 20117:02 am
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April 29th, 20117:36 am
Braves need to stand up for their own people once in a while
April 29th, 20117:59 am
GET RID OF HIM. Very unprofessional.
April 29th, 20118:21 am
Bye Roger. Leo is in town.
April 29th, 20118:27 am
Get over it it is a ballpark and he is nown for his entertainment history of joking. It maybe off color but he surely regrets bothering anying one. He said something he wishes he had not i guess but so have you and everone else in this world unless you can sat the first stone let it be and get these high profile celeb. attorneys out of the picture. What do we what a bullpen/dugout that sits and ignores the crowd. maybe this is wrong but it is not worth an Alred siting(whom will go after money not what is right, not that he is right but she is in it for the money). These attorneys are worst than ambulance chasers/they are the new ambulance chasers.
April 29th, 20118:55 am
Interesting comments from the s.f. chronicle(if true). I favor fining r.m. and banning Quinn and his lawyer from mlb games for 1 year. Rubbish on both sides. Play Ball. Ball Player get’s drunk-OMG;Drives-stupid,record of same? BIG fine, like the rest of us,community service and AA.
Braves vs.Cardinals,now there’s a discussion worth having……
Lowe get dui..much more dangerous than McDowell……….He could have wrecked and kill someone. Do they fire you for that?
Ok Braves – that’s enough. If anyone else gets sued/arrested/whatever I’ll probably stop watching you all. The Braves have always prided themselves on being a good team with good people, but your recent antics are starting to prove otherwise. Tighten up the belt Fredi before you start losing fans.
Tell It Like It Is
April 29th, 20118:56 am
McDowell needs to be fired. If Barry Bonds can go to jail for allegedly lying about the use of drugs, then Mc
April 29th, 20118:59 am
TELL IT LIKE IT IS:WHAT IS IT?O-ME,DO you GET FIRED FROM A JOB FOR DUI?
April 29th, 20119:00 am
If Barry Bonds can be jailed for lying about drugs, then McDowell should be fired for performing lewd acts in the presence of kids. Baseball cannot be hypoctitical in its faulty position of being pure and moral.
Larry Sunflower Seeds Parrish
April 29th, 20119:01 am
I think Braves have to fire Roger McDowell. It will seem that they support his view and actions if he keeps his job.
Where Fredi At ?
April 29th, 20119:03 am
It looks like Fredi’s employees are a wreck and that he has no control. Lowe with a DUI and McDowell threatening and slandering a fan. It starts at the top…
April 29th, 20119:04 am
yes, I work for PD deptment.
April 29th, 20119:06 am
We keep talking about him getting fired but here is how I see it: If the Braves think he does a good job as a pitching coach (results say they probably do) then they will keep him and give him a hefty fine and probably send him to counseling. If they are on the fence about his performance, then he is getting the boot. Tom Glavine can fill in quite nicely, and Leo Mazzone would probably take his job back in a heartbeat. When is Lowe’s next start anyway?
April 29th, 20119:08 am
Did you so called fans read..Nelson @ 2:59 above? Two sides to everything instead of just the one you want to believe.
April 29th, 20119:32 am
let’s see, b. bonds,lied in front of a federal grand jury, now that is a pretty serious thing;I suspect MOST people would think a bit more serious than a POSSIBLE rude baseball field activity. baseball trying to be pure,hmmmm,I don’t think so..
Sunflower seeds:you eat a lot of the shells- you’re baiting people right…
o-me,YOU should be fired, but you have a unique position, not easily compared to a citizen not in law enforcement. Have a little sympathy,fortunately he did not hurt anyone and yes I think he IS an IDIOT and should be fully punished to the full extent of the law…
Another blow to the Braves: Derek Lowe arrested for DUI | Mark Bradley
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April 29th, 20119:35 am
Well at least Lowe is smart – NEVER take the breath test. You’re much better off getting around on your Fleetwoods for a year and saving both your criminal record and your insurance rates. The DUI racket is a tacit form of prohibition created by Mothers Against Mostly Men, Y’all (MAMMY) and has practically no effect on highway safety. People drive like maniacs while perfectly alcohol-free and get away with it. There are so many levels of stupidity and un-Constitutionality in this DUI racket that they can’t be counted. But if you have your three beers and get popped, don’t take the breath test.
April 29th, 20119:42 am
Ross,you may now take your morning meds and prepare for breakfast with the rest of the inmates.
Tell it lie it is
Are you comparing two totally different events to each other. Think about what you just said about that comparison. Barry has been nown it the past for doing and saying things on and off the field, but they dont compare to his trial so why compare to Roger Mc.
Looking for a underling issue to bring up which has nothing to do with this.
And that is telling it lie it is.
April 29th, 20119:50 am
The coach has simply revealed himself as White Trash. Accept it and move on. Trashy behavior is quite common amongst athletes. So this is nothing new or surprising.
April 29th, 20119:51 am
TELL IT LIKE IT IS
Get your agenda out of this discussion. No comparison. Do not try it, Barry is going to jail because he did not say yes or no but had the ego to tell a Barry Story in a yes or no question, but that is another deal.
Roger will have is day and we will see what story he has and probaly hear from others.
The idiot hired an attorney asap.
But alred will settle that is what she is going to do so people want have to waste money defending themselves. It cost money to defend yourself and does the settlement out way the fees?
April 29th, 20119:58 am
First Roger and now Lowe DUI. Just wondering, would this be happening if Bobby was still in charge?
April 29th, 201110:02 am
Read the first blog about how roger treated fans and one gay fan while in LA. White Trash does not do those things.
ONE THING LIKE THIS WHICH IS SO UNCLEAR SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY REMARKS ABOUT WHAT OR HOW A MAN IS.
SHOULD KOBE BE FIRED?
I am calling you out. It is a double standard. If the Braves or baseball do not do something about Mc Dowell and Lowe,then they cannot present themselves as being upstanding with high integrity. You cannot do and say something deplorable in the presence of kids or risk the lives of others while driving drunk. That IS my agenda as you put it. You dear sir/madam are a hypocrite to think otherwise.
April 29th, 201110:04 am
McDowell is a thug, he should be fired!
April 29th, 201110:14 am
Why would you end the article with commentary from someone who was not involved in the incident at all, never new McDowell and hasn’t even been around him for 15yrs – pitiful effort to support someone who obviously has a real problem!
April 29th, 201110:18 am
You are comparing uncomparable situations and Roger will getpunished but he didn’t lie to a Grand Jury and obviously pay off greg anderson. Barry will get little if any jail time if any. I have not said anything about lowe i don’t know emonough to comment on that. But your agenda about roger going to jail at this point to a guilty Barry Bonds.
Lets send kobe to jail or put him on trial he admitted to gay slurs.
Loose the agenda and read more about Roger and what he has done for years entertaining the fans before you believe a money hungry fan. Alot worse is done in ball parks than that go to one and listen.
April 29th, 201110:21 am
Leo, oh Leo, where fore art thou? (sorry Raj, no hard feelings, but Leo is family!)
April 29th, 201110:25 am
@The Bream Team- during batting practice, many coaches regularly walk around the entire field, often carrying a bat for nothing more than to hit fungoes or simply to lean on. Nothing sinister, just routine. It happens at every game…
April 29th, 201110:28 am
Where are you tell it lie it is?
You need to answer the question, what is the comparison(Roger/Barry). what am I hypocritical about. wanting to now the full story do you know gloriaa aalreds rep. If not look her up she is a money chaser . so you need to wait till it all comes out if it does because alred will settle to Keep the truth hidden and braves or roger dont want to pay more attorney fees than it would cost to settle. that is our justice system.
April 29th, 201110:29 am
I did not know that Kobe Bryant played baseball. In observing your analogies, it would appear that you are somewhat emotional. We both know what the deal is so let’s wait and see what the Braves and baseball do.
April 29th, 201110:31 am
What is the name of the movie where a event occurs and several people report on it with very different observations and conclusions and they “saw” the exact same series of activity….
Thugs,white trash,idiot,hypocrite,such a delicious collection of opinions;psych 101,do we all feel better, now take your prozacand repeat after me:”kum
by ya ….
Let’s see 2 baseball games for the teenager, 2 soccer games for the toddler,volunteering for the church, tutoring for the teenager(geometry),Field trip for the kids,MAN i love it..Have a great weekend all…
terrance x– your an idiot—— your the type that goes screaming for a lawyer,, or that your feelings were hurt cause of something someone said— you want some one else to man up for you— so wha t if someone calls you a homo”" i guess the color yellow makes you sad too—- jackwagon—- its words and words only– butch up a little terrance–
April 29th, 201110:32 am
People may eventually forgive the anti-gay outburst, but “kids don’t belong at the ballpark??”
April 29th, 201110:34 am
We are taling about professional athletes and offensive language and gestures. If we fired every pro athlete that broe htat unwritten rule we would be profressionals ourselves because they all do things and say things they are human.
April 29th, 201110:36 am
you leave with what your motive is — when you showcase your twins to the press, with your attorney– thats the jerk off that everybody is referring to in my opinion– kids have no business being there– hopefully we will get the real story here– i doubt half the stuff happened that was claimed by gloria allred—
April 29th, 201110:51 am
Stupid on RMcD’s part. If true, he is history.
April 29th, 201111:00 am
As soon as I saw Gloria Allred’s name I quit reading.
April 29th, 201111:05 am
Mcdowell is the man! Heckling fans can dish it out but can’t take insults. Go get em’ Roger!
April 29th, 201111:10 am
Roger should be praised for providing us with one of the funniest videos of the year. That idiot Allred fisting the dad with the louisville is GOLD! hahahahahaha
April 29th, 201111:25 am
This incident clearly shows that Roger McDowell is a complete idiot with a type “A” personality that can’t control his actions or his mouth. Mcdowell is probably a controlling, aggressive individual that looses control easily in certain issues. Fire the idiot and get someone else. There are lots of people in MLB that can coach pitchers. How ’bout a guy named Greg Maddux? Just sayin’.
April 29th, 201111:31 am
I agree with the Bream Team. I was at the game Friday night in San Fran. The Braves were in the first base dug out, therefore their bull pen was down the RIGHT field line? So why was Roger and our pitcher in the Giants pen? The gay slur might be true. The threat and kids at the ballpark bit I don’t believe. And hiring an “ambulance Chaser” such as Allred just furthers the point that this Quinn guy is looking for a payday. How about, if it’s determined that the allegations are false, Roger hires his OWN attorney and sues for libel and defamation of character? Maybe then, these idiotic and frivolous law suites would stop.
April 29th, 201111:33 am
I am confused…are you the same fans supporting Coach R for responding harshly to a fan?
April 29th, 201111:49 am
Eddie Perez had me thrown out at the Ted one night because I said “Let’s see what you got” to Venters as he headed out of the bullpen to the mound…..stupid Latin-American!
ATLER ( ramblin wreck )
April 29th, 201111:54 am
Smack McDowell on the hand and continue on. Rodger’s doing a great job with the pitching staff and bullpen. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I think Leo was over-rated. Who couldn’t win the the pitchers he had. He went to Baltimore and did NOTHING!!!!!!!!! Let him stay on the radio.
April 29th, 201111:58 am
I’m going to the game tonight, I have Gloria’s ph# on my speed dial. I hope Roger threatens me with a bat and Derek is still drunk and runs over my foot with his Porsche. $$$ come to Daddy !
April 29th, 201112:25 pm
Leo the Lip:
Although you may be correct that Mazzone’s time has passed, Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz each started over 5 games for only six of the Braves’ fourteen consecutive divisional championship clubs from 1991-2005, or in less than fifty percent of those seasons. In 2004, when Atlanta won 96 games and virtually tied for the league-lead in ERA, Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz combined to make 0 starts for the Braves and the first two were no longer with the organization. Mazzone’s genius seemed to reside in his ability to resurrect or maximize talented and perhaps previously successful veteran pitchers who had recently fallen on hard times or underachieved. Think of Jaret Wright, John Burkett, John Thomson, Mike Hampton, Mike Remlinger, Chris Hammond, Darren Holmes, Rudy Seanez, Steve Bedrosian, Mike Bielecki, et. al., or even “older” rookies such as Greg McMichael and Damian Moss. Mazzone’s work with these lesser-types allowed the Braves to possess elite overall pitching staffs rather than just two or three Hall of Fame starting pitchers surrounded by lackluster performers.
Mind you, some concerns indeed existed in Mazzone’s later years about his ability to reach the next generation of young pitchers and so he might not be the man for the future. But his legacy largely lies in his ability to resuscitate or enhance the careers of pitchers that other organizations had given-up on or internal prospects whom even the Braves may have felt tepid towards. With the older, more mature pitchers (as opposed to the hotshot youngsters in their early twenties from the late nineties onward), Mazzone’s voice appeared very effective. Perhaps because they were older, more thick-skinned, more conscientious, and more humble, these pitchers seemed willing to learn from Mazzone, embrace his sometimes-caustic preaching, and better themselves as a result. He might not be the man to guide the next wave of prospects, but I would be intrigued to see what Mazzone might do for a scuffling veteran such as Kenshin Kawakami.
April 29th, 201112:30 pm
Perhaps Roger can use that baseball bat on Derek Lowe.
April 29th, 201112:40 pm
Seems that as usual, there are two distinct groups reacting to this story.
The first group is saying let’s wait until we know the complete story with all the facts before we decide what to do. Very smart, very astute, very logical reaction.
The second group is screaming that McDowell should be fired, shot, jailed, shot to the moon, etc. Very emotional, very childish, very illogical reaction even to the point of using all sorts of slurs and name-calling to chastise those who supposedly are guilty of slurs and name-calling.
The second group is the same type of group, if not the same people, who wanted to bury the Duke lacrosse team. These are the same types of people who wanted to immediately imprison those who Tawana Brawley accused, without awaiting even a trial.
If only these people would mature enough to realize that reacting emotionally is not always the best reaction. I guess none of them have ever been falsely accused or had anyone exaggerate or lie about them, because they obviously don’t believe it can happen.
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