Mota Making Enemies

By / August 5, 2009 / Uncategorized

There must be something about being in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform that makes Guillermo Mota a violent man.

Remember back when he beaned our beloved Mike Piazza? It was not one, but twice. It happened in Spring Training in 2002 and 2003.

I will never forget when Piazza got hit. He looked crazy. His eyes were blazing with rage and charged after Mota. After that game, Piazza tried to go after him in the clubhouse.

Well the coward has struck again. Only this time, it was the big man, Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was hit right on his thigh in retaliation for Manny Ramirez getting hit. Fielder was not having that and stormed after Mota in the Dodgers clubhouse. A security guard stopped him and fellow players.

Now Fielder is a big man. You do not want to mess with him. He can snap anybody like a twig. Well, Mota messed with him. He was lucky Fielder was held back.

Mota is a coward anyway. I would bet he was not even in the clubhouse when Fielder made his way there. When he had hit Piazza, he threw his glove at Piazza rather than getting ready for a fight.

I do not like the whole storming the clubhouse approach. If you are going to fight someone, do it on the field. If you get thrown out, at least you do down swinging. The game was not even close anyway. So why not?

Players need to show more spunk. I’ll have more on that later.

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NYRNYM4Life

Guillermo Mota was a clown for what he did to Mike Piazza back then. He was still a clown when he tried to pitch vs the Cards in the 06 NLCS and threw BP to the Cards. And of course now he’s plunking Prince. This guy is still a circus clown ! Piazza should have snapped him like a toothpick.

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Nilvio

Prince Fielder should be suspended. You cannot have players storming the opposing team dugout after the game. When does it stop? Waiting in the parking lot, going to the guys hotel room? That is immature. Prince fielder got hit. It wasn’t even dirty. Torre and the Dodgers were sending a message, we are protecting our sluggers. Mota (who I am not a fan of) did not do anything bad. He hit Fielder exactly where you want to hit a guy. It was right in the thigh, low risk of injury, maybe a bruise, but nothing that would keep Prince out for a long period of time. The ball wasn’t at his head, not even up near his hands (broken bone or something if a player gets hit there.) Fielder just sat there on the ground, stunned. You got hit. If you were mad, charge the mound. But, don’t go after someone when the game is over.

MLB is making a mistake not suspending him in my opinion. They need to say, listen we are not putting up with this. Make an example out of him. What happens when the next knuclehead goes after someone after the game and breaks his arm.. Then, there will be a suspension. Some execs are not smart, stop it before it becomes a major problem.

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Tanya Mercado

Piazza was fined and suspended for acting the same way. I do not see why Fielder isn’t. I think it is unfair and wrong. I agree with you. If you have issues with the pitcher, you take it out on him right there on the field while the game is still being played. That is your chance. Once the game is over, it is water under the bridge.

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NYRNYM4Life

Ok i’ll agree with you Nilvio being that i did not see the footage of “Motagate”. I was judging Mota for his past antics.

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Nilvio

NYR – Hey, I agree with you. Mota is no good guy. I don’t like him, I know a lot of mets don’t either. And he is a punk. I did see the video and thought to myself, you got hit in the leg by a fastball. When I first read the report I thought that the ball was at his head. But at your leg? Come on!

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Nilvio

Tanya, I didn’t remember Mike being fined and suspended. Thanks! That is a great point you make. I might be taking it too seriously, but I just don’t want someone hurting a player after the game. I think it would look bad for MLB, the team, the player.

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Tanya Mercado

Nilvio you aren’t. There is a line that needs to be drawn. If Fielder did nothing on the field, than clearly it was not that serious and he should’ve left it alone. Charging a clubhouse is unnecessary.

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