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Yesterday after Beat the Producer, we talked about the latest news of anger problems in the world of baseball.
Detroit Tiger’s outfielder, Delmon Young, was arrested late Friday night on a hate-crime harassment charge.
According to the police report, Young was in New York, outside of a Hilton hotel when a group of tourists who were also staying in the hotel, approached a panhandler wearing a yarmulke and a Star of David around his neck. When the group of tourists walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets.
It is still not clear who Young was yelling at but he go into a physical confrontation and one of the tourists ended up being tacked. Young was believed to be intoxicated.
Young has since apologized and is headed to alcohol and anger management evaluations.
There are now reports saying that he has been suspended by Major League Baseball for seven days without pay which will cost him approximately $257,240 of his $6,725,000 salary.
That’s a joke…no bad deed seems to get punished in the world of baseball. I think this guy should be suspended for a longer period of time and should go to jail.
For those who don’t remember, Young was the guy who threw a bat at an umpire’s chest in 2006 in the minor leagues and was suspended 50 games for that!
Here is the video:
Delmon has proved that he has anger issues so I don’t believe he deserves to be allowed to play the game of baseball and get paid ridiculous amounts of money…until her gets help.
Major league baseball needs to intervene; if he wants to redeem himself to be allowed to play again, he needs to go to alcohol and mental rehab for a year. If he can prove that he can get his life back together, then he would be allowed to play again.
Delmon Young needs to be held accountable for his actions just like the rest of us.