Category: suspended

The Cubs suspend Milton Bradley for the rest of the year

The Cubs suspend Milton Bradley for the rest of the year, a day after the turbulent outfielder criticizes the team in a newspaper interview, citing there wasn’t a “positive environment” in the organization, and he could see why the club hasn’t won a championship in the last century. The decision whether Chicago brings back the 32 year-old, who still has two years remaining on a $30 million, three-year contract he signed as a free agent last offseason, will be general manager Jim Hendry’s call, according to manager Lou Piniella.

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Manny being Manny gets suspened for 50 games

Major League Baseball suspends Manny Ramirez for fifty games after he tests positive for the use of a banned substance. The 36 year-old Dodgers Star Outfield and most productive player, will not be eligible to return to the team until July 3, apologizes to the fans, explaining he did not take steroids, but was given a medication which a doctor thought was okay to be prescribed. He is the most prominent player yet caught under Major League Baseball’s PED policy implemented in 2005.

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Cardinals’ manager Whitey Herzog fines Garry Templeton $5,000 and suspends him indefinitely without pay for his rude behavior that includes an obscene gesture directed toward Redbird fans after they boo him in the first inning for not hustling to first base. The St. Louis shortstop, who will be traded to the Padres in the offseason for Ozzie Smith, agrees to seek psychiatric help and will be reinstated to the lineup on September 15.

Cardinals’ manager Whitey Herzog fines Garry Templeton $5,000 and suspends him indefinitely without pay for his rude behavior that includes an obscene gesture directed toward Redbird fans after they boo him in the first inning for not hustling to first base. The St. Louis shortstop, who will be traded to the Padres in the offseason for Ozzie Smith, agrees to seek psychiatric help and will be reinstated to the lineup on September 15.

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New York Giants pitcher Phil Douglas is suspended and fined $100 by John McGraw. He writes a letter to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Les Mann which says in part “I want to leave here, but I want some inducement. I don’t want this guy (McGraw) to win the pennant and I feel if I stay here I win it for him”. Mann gives the letter to manager Branch Rickey who notifies Kenesaw Landis. In Pittsburgh on August 16th‚ Douglas will admit he wrote the letter‚ and Landis will bar him from baseball for life.

New York Giants pitcher Phil Douglas is suspended and fined $100 by John McGraw. He writes a letter to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Les Mann which says in part “I want to leave here, but I want some inducement. I don’t want this guy (McGraw) to win the pennant and I feel if I stay here I win it for him”. Mann gives the letter to manager Branch Rickey who notifies Kenesaw Landis. In Pittsburgh on August 16th‚ Douglas will admit he wrote the letter‚ and Landis will bar him from baseball for life.

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