Sunday, May 4, 2008
Add John Bale to the list of pitchers who take their frustration out on a wall or door. Bale was reportedly frustrated over the time it is taking for his shoulder to recover. Now, he will have about two months to heal his shoulder while his hand recovers. “I’m not pleased, obviously,” manager Trey Hillman said before Sunday’s series finale against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. “Players have to think before they do things." The Royals were planning on optioning pitcher Yasuhiko Yabuta to make room for Bale, but Yabuta will stay with the team while Bale is out.
One person I can think of off hand who did that was Kevin Brown. Kyle Farnsworth kicked a fan out of frustration one time. When will we see clubhouses implement punching bags?