Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden yelled at the Stockton police chief while carrying a bat during an anti-crime rally in his hometown but won’t be punished.
Braden began shouting at the chief about the city’s crime woes at Wednesday’s rally. At one point, Chief Eric Jones told Braden he would be escorted out if he didn’t wait his turn to speak.
Stockton filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and has experienced a surge in homicides.
Braden later told CBS-13 he was recently attacked in his car, and his grandmother was robbed. He has put his house up for sale, he said.
“Arm yourself or get out,” Braden said. “It’s the Wild West. The boys in blue, they’re outgunned.”
Braden said he brought the bat to protect himself. Braden has been sidelined following shoulder surgery.
I dunno Benny.. I dunno how much he actually helped them win a championship in 2009.
Either way, as awful as Martin and Stewart are.. if Cervelli actually made a case for himself he probably would have gotten some playing time with the big club this season. He just didn’t do that at all.
Why expect other teams to do your work for you? Yankees had a ten game lead and squandered it. Now they need the Red Sox to save them? Please. Get out there and win it on your own. If you can’t you don’t deserve it. Simple as that.
I think it safe to say that we should expect very little from the redsox. That is fine. We don’t need another team to help us win the east.
With that being said… I expect that the Rays will take 2 of 3 if not sweep the orioles in that final series. They are a Red Hot… and they might set up with a situation in which they are down 3 for the wildcard with 3 games to go. That Rays pitching will feast on that all or nothing orioles offense.