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Delmon Young was ejected in the first inning of his game today.

 

In the first inning of Wednesday?s game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Durham Bulls, Bulls right fielder Delmon Young, dissatisfied with a called third strike call, was ejected for arguing the call, then threw his bat directly at the home plate umpire, hitting him in his midsection.

 

Young, the first overall pick in the 2003 draft and Baseball America?s 2005 Minor League Player of the Year, likely faces a significant fine and suspension. There is little precedent for an incident such as this; few can remember such an egregious violation of the rules governing conduct towards umpires.

 

 

He's screwed.

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Delmon Young was ejected in the first inning of his game today.

 

 

In the first inning of Wednesday?s game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Durham Bulls, Bulls right fielder Delmon Young, dissatisfied with a called third strike call, was ejected for arguing the call, then threw his bat directly at the home plate umpire, hitting him in his midsection.

 

Young, the first overall pick in the 2003 draft and Baseball America?s 2005 Minor League Player of the Year, likely faces a significant fine and suspension. There is little precedent for an incident such as this; few can remember such an egregious violation of the rules governing conduct towards umpires.

 

 

He's screwed.

 

 

Trully, he is. That also brings his stock down.

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Indefinte Suspension

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ? (AP) ? Top Tampa Bay prospect Delmon Young was suspended indefinitely by the International League on Thursday, a day after throwing a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest.

 

"The Devil Rays organization supports the decision,'' said Andrew Friedman, Tampa Bay's team's executive vice president of baseball operations.

 

The 20-year-old Young, brother of Detroit star Dmitri Young and considered one of the best players in the minors, was ejected in the first inning following a called third strike in the Durham Bulls' Triple-A game at Pawtucket, R.I.

 

When Young took his time leaving the batter's box, the umpire tossed him. Young then flipped his bat underhand and it sailed end over end, striking the umpire. The umpire, whose name was not released, did not appear injured and remained in the game.

 

Regular minor league umpires are on strike this season. Fill-ins umps ? most of them with college or high school experience ? have been working in their place. Minor league teams are not releasing the names of the replacements.

 

"It's an unfortunate incident and there should be no place for actions like that in the game of baseball,'' the

umpire said in a statement released by Pawtucket."Any official should not be treated like that. He embarrassed himself and his teammates.''

 

After the game, Durham manager John Tamargo said he hadn't spoke to Young and hadn't "gotten his side of it.''

 

"We've had some problems with different umpires and it's tough. But I can't say any more,'' he said.

 

Young left during the game and wasn't available for comment. The outfielder was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft and picked as the 2005 minor league player of the year by Baseball America.

 

"We do not tolerate this type of conduct from anyone in the Devil Rays organization,'' Friedman said. "We will meet with Delmon and his representatives as soon as possible to further address this unfortunate situation. It cannot and will not be repeated.''

 

The Devil Rays were off Thursday and scheduled to play in Boston on Friday night.

 

Pawtucket catcher Corky Miller said he didn't hear Young say anything to the umpire. "I heard the umpire say, 'You better get going,''' Miller said.

 

"It was hard to say what was going through his mind. Guys have emotions,'' Miller added. "But you try to learn how to control them. I'm sure as the bat left his hands he knew it was a bad decision.''

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They just showed a VIDEO of it on PTI.

 

Contrary to what Peter Gammons said about it being nothing more than an "underhanded flip," Delmon Young threw the bat with lot's of force from 15 to 20 feet away and it hit the umpire at a very quick speed, it was definitely not an innocent underhanded flip.

 

Anything less than a years suspension is unacceptable

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Damn I havent seen the video yet... He may have been brought up very soon now he'll be nothing but a September call up if that... Depends on what the suspension is...

 

 

If he gets suspended for the remainder of the season he won't get called up. It is highly unlikely the team would go against the suspension of Minor League Baseball by promoting him to the Majors.

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Damn I havent seen the video yet... He may have been brought up very soon now he'll be nothing but a September call up if that... Depends on what the suspension is...

 

 

If he gets suspended for the remainder of the season he won't get called up. It is highly unlikely the team would go against the suspension of Minor League Baseball by promoting him to the Majors.

 

Oh yea most Def. If he even gets suspended for 30 games I doubt he will be called up in September. This kid just cost himself a trip to the pros.

 

Just saw the video, the bat was not "tossed" it was thrown. He should be suspened for 30+ games if not the whole year..... If you havent seen it, got to ESPN.com and its on the hompage to the right (ESPN MOTION)

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