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May 9, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Sexson suspended six games

As some of you already know, Mariners first baseman Richie Sexson has been suspended for six games “for his violent and aggressive actions, which incited the bench-clearing incident during the bottom of the fourth inning of his Club’s game against the Texas Rangers last night at Safeco Field in Seattle” according to a release put out by MLB. Sexson is appealing.
Felix Hernandez was fined, along with Rangers catcher Gerald Laird and pitcher Sidney Ponson, for their actions during the incident. So, not because Hernandez hit anyone. For all the stuff that was done during the brawl and which nearly ignited another one. Discuss.
Sexson, as I mentioned, did appeal. He admitted the helmet throwing was dumb and now he’s paying for it. The appeal enables his bat to stay in the lineup. Some of you will be joking about that, but the truth is, the alternatives aren’t too palatable. Sure, you could replace Sexson with Bryan LaHair, as one or two of you keep insisting should be done, suspension or not, and risk having three rookies struggling to get their feet under them in the lineup. As long as this team is clinging to life, even if the EKG is barely bleeping, you’re still better off having your team’s .209-hitting home run leader at first base. My opinion, anyway. So, if you’ve got a “pro-kids” agenda and want to rant and rave about why you’d rather throw another rookie in the mix with two who are hitting .130 and .233 right now, let me hear it. But make sure you’ve got some facts to back you up. Because like it or not, Sexson is still the third-best statistical hitter this team has in terms of on-base-plus-slugging percentage and I’ve yet to see a rookie called up who has done better.
Yes, the season is going down the tubes. No need to accelerate the process.

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