View Full Version : Jose Mesa- Stupidest player in baseball
08-19-2001, 05:13 PM
I just got done watching the Cardinals-Phillies finale on 8-19. The Cardinals were in the process of scoring a whole Mesa' runs on Phillies reliever Jose Mesa. When Jim Edmonds came up, Mesa throws it over his head. Instead of pleading innocent, the smart thing, Mesa sees fit to walk toward home plate and jaw at Edmonds, grounds aplenty for an ejection. The umpire lets him stay in the game, however, and a couple pitches later, Edmonds is drilled. Mesa is tossed, (and my guess and hope is that he will be suspended) and as per rules, so is Manager Larry Bowa, but Jose sees fit to argue. He then fails to leave the dugout, as he must, and when Tony La Russa requests the removal of his presence, Mesa, in his class and wisdom, sees fit to have words, presumably unpleasant ones, with the opposing manager as he departs. While in the dugout, Mesa knocked the water cooler off the bench. It is my opinion that it deserved the spot more than he.:mad:
08-19-2001, 06:05 PM
I rememebr Mesa as far back as 1991 when he was a SP for the O's. Not impressed then or any time thereafter - esp. after he got busted for digital rape in the Flats of Cleveland.
I'll give him 1995. He was great that year. But, that was a long time ago!
Let's see how Frank handles this after the Lilly and Sweeney rulings.
08-21-2001, 12:38 AM
How does Frank Robinson not quit his post? Everytime he levies a suspension (which are hardly severe enough), the player's association appeals and some even less severe punishment is allowed. I don't know that I would want to stay in a job where my every decision was undermined.
Mesa continues to prove his classlessness. What would be REAL news is if Mesa DIDN'T show his a$$ for an entire season!
08-21-2001, 07:32 AM
Personally, I think Robby knows the dance and adds a few days (on his rulings) just for shaving off room later on.
08-21-2001, 05:24 PM
Another for the stupid list. Guys hitting .188 should be seen and not heard.
Tuesday, August 21
DiFelice thrown out of Pittsburgh nightclub
PITTSBURGH -- Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Mike DiFelice was arrested early Tuesday outside a Pittsburgh nightclub on charges he assaulted two female patrons -- one with a lighter -- and punched a valet parking lot attendant.
DiFelice, 32, was in the Allegheny County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on two counts of simple assault, and one count each of indecent assault, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $6,000.
DiFelice was arrested about 1:25 a.m. when he punched a 24-year-old male valet parking attendant after he had been thrown out of the Area 51 nightclub, police said. DiFelice was in town to begin a three-game series against the Pirates on Tuesday night.
During the arrest, police said they learned that DiFelice had been thrown out of the club for allegedly assaulting two female patrons. Police refused to identify any of the victims.
A 28-year-old woman told police that DiFelice grabbed her buttocks after he began rubbing her arm and she told him to stop. Another woman, 35, intervened and told police DiFelice burned her buttocks with a cigarette lighter.
Club security tried to remove DiFelice, who broke away and again began assaulting the woman he had punched, police said. Once outside the club, DiFelice punched the parking attendant.
An off-duty officer working a security detail outside the club then arrested DiFelice.
DiFelice's attorney, Paul Boas, did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday. An employee who answered the telephone at the nightclub said nobody was available to comment on the incident. The Arizona Diamondbacks issued a statement declining comment at this time.
DiFelice is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the charges in Pittsburgh City Court on Aug. 31 at 1 p.m.
DiFelice made headlines this month when he and Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Kevin Young were ejected during a fight Aug. 14 in a game in Arizona. The fight occurred when Young, who was running, met DiFelice at home plate after a double play.
Play was suspended for 10 minutes after both benches cleared.
The Diamondbacks obtained DiFelice along with pitcher Albie Lopez last month from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. DiFelice is hitting .188 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 60 games this season.
DiFelice is 1-for-21 since coming to Arizona, getting his only hit in his last at-bat Sunday against Chicago. On Aug. 14 in Phoenix, DiFelice was involved in a fight at home plate with Young.
Both benches emptied during the melee, and DiFelice is expected to be punished by Major League Baseball.
Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon was angry at DiFelice after seeing videotape of the fight.
"That guy deliberately stood on Kevin and kneed him," McClendon said last week. "There's absolutely no excuse for that."
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