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    Reminds me of this ugly incident...

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...l-50-years-ago
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    roid rage? Let’s hope that is the end of his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Reminds me of this ugly incident...

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...l-50-years-ago
    Wow! I had never heard of that one. Juan Marichal clubbing John Roseboro over the head with a bat.
    "Marichal was ejected and Roseboro left the game injured (he would need 14 stitches to close the gash on his head). Roseboro would miss the next two games before returning to action. Marichal was suspended for eight game days (10 games because of doubleheaders) and fined a then-record $1,750 (which translates to about $15,000 today). Roseboro would sue Marichal for $110,000 in damages, and the case was eventually settled with Roseboro receiving $7,500."

    Does this sh*t ever happen at cricket matches?
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    from Marichal's Wiki page

    Marichal was passed over for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame during his first two years of eligibility, by all accounts because the Baseball Writers' Association of America voters still held his attack on Roseboro against him. However, after a personal appeal by Roseboro, Marichal was elected in 1983, and thanked Roseboro in his induction speech.[31][36] When Roseboro died in 2002, Marichal served as an honorary pallbearer at his funeral and told the gathered, "Johnny's forgiving me was one of the best things that happened in my life. I wish I could have had John Roseboro as my catcher."[39]
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    Just saw a scroll on CNN.... down for the season !
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    Just saw a scroll on CNN.... down for the season !
    At least. Garrett's suspension is indefinite.
    There are no strings on me
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJay View Post
    Wow! I had never heard of that one. Juan Marichal clubbing John Roseboro over the head with a bat.
    "Marichal was ejected and Roseboro left the game injured (he would need 14 stitches to close the gash on his head). Roseboro would miss the next two games before returning to action. Marichal was suspended for eight game days (10 games because of doubleheaders) and fined a then-record $1,750 (which translates to about $15,000 today). Roseboro would sue Marichal for $110,000 in damages, and the case was eventually settled with Roseboro receiving $7,500."

    Does this sh*t ever happen at cricket matches?
    That was big at the time...I was only 11 but remember it well...

    As for cricket I don't recall anyone hitting someone with a bat...but there was the infamous Bodyline series in 1932-3...

    As Australian batsman Bert Oldfield collapsed, his skull fractured by a lightning-fast ball, the booing from the 50,000-strong Adelaide Oval crowd became a deafening howl.

    The England players, mouths dry with fear, looked for escape routes - or even potential weapons - in case the mob fell on them.

    Bowler Harold Larwood, the focus of the fury, turned to team-mate Les Ames. "If they come," he said, "you can take the leg stump for protection - I'll take the middle."

    Never before or since that moment, 80 years ago to the day, on 16 January 1933, had cricket - and arguably any other sport - seen a contest which fired such anger, which reached so far and echoed for so long, as the Bodyline tour.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-21013615
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru View Post
    At least. Garrett's suspension is indefinite.
    Oh, the prescience of Sports Illustrated. This week's issue has a cover tease of

    Helmet Wars
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    As for a batsman hitting someone with a cricket bat the only thing I could find was this....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3xT1d9r238&app=desktop
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    Ugliest play I've ever seen, as the Browns' Myles Garrettt rips the helmet off Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph and whacks him on the head with it. If Steeler lineman David DeCastro isnt between them Rudolph - who suffered a concussion just a month ago - may very be dead right now.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1195204688016216066
    Ouch. Forget about a mere suspension. That's worthy of jail time.
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