Game 3 Controversy

We have to admit, at this point, that our Spanish language skills are not up to the task at hand. 

Game 3 has been postponed, at the least, and appears even to have been forfeited by Gigantes del Cibao, though the translation has proven difficult.  We’re still trying to sort through the issues to figure out what has happened.  It would appear, however, that there will be no game tonight.

At this point, Licey players have gathered on the field to play a game of “flip,” while the entire Gigantes team has abandoned their dugout. 

We’ll try to keep you updated. 

Okay, here’s a provisional update.  Without any degree of certainty, we have deduced that Gigantes player Felix Martinez has been suspended from the tournament and the league (as a result of throwing some kind of temper tantrum at home plate). 

In protest, Gigantes has refused to field a team for tonight’s game.  Again, we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.  The official line is “The game has been decreed a forfeit by the home plate umpire.”

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4 responses to “Game 3 Controversy

  1. Felix Martinez, when with the Royals, was involved in a two-part, multiplayer brawl with the Angels that resulted in him getting a five-game suspension and the Angels’ Jack McDowell four games in 1998. Managers Terry Collins and Tony Muser were suspended eight games apiece. Here’s a link: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C07E2D91F3BF935A35755C0A96E958260

  2. I was looking for something like that, but I couldn’t remember who he injured. I came across the Angels-Royals fracas first, and that fit on the Angels blog better anyway. Good job of digging.

    • 3daysofcryin

      Well, we only found the link as a result of you pointing us toward the brawl (thanks again). Safe to say that Martinez is a hothead?

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