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Team Temper Tantrum

Valadius
Aug 24 2005 06:34 PM
Edited 11 time(s), most recently on Sep 09 2005 10:37 AM

With Jeff Kent and Milton Bradley going head-to-head in Los Angeles, I thought I should take the time now, having thought of doing this for a while, to assemble an all-star team of whiners, hotheads, and malcontents. I'd appreciate any and all help. This is for active major leaguers.

C - Ivan Rodriguez
1B - Robert Fick
2B - Jeff Kent
SS - Julio Lugo
3B - Scott Spiezio
LF - Barry Bonds
CF - Milton Bradley
RF - Gary Sheffield

B - Jose Guillen
B - Manny Ramirez
B - Carl Everett
B - A.J. Pierzynski
B -
B -
B -

SP - Randy Johnson
SP - Kenny Rogers
SP - David Wells
SP - Sidney Ponson
SP - Brad Penny
RP - Frank Francisco
RP - Kyle Farnsworth
RP - Kyle Lohse
RP -
RP -

PDL* - Kevin Brown

Manager - Lou Piniella
Special Consultant - Dennis Cook

*Perpetually on the Disabled List

Beenso
Aug 24 2005 06:45 PM

Jeff Weaver is quite the baby.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2005 06:47 PM

I would put Dennis Cook in the pen. I'd want that hothead on my side in any fight.

silverdsl
Aug 24 2005 06:54 PM

Sidney Ponson might be considered a whining, hothead of a pitcher.

Can anyone remind me what I-Rod did to make this team?

Valadius
Aug 24 2005 06:55 PM

Unfortunately, Dennis Cook is out of the majors, and thus is ineligible.

Beenso
Aug 24 2005 06:56 PM

Ponson is a good call, anyone that knocks out a judge should be the number 1 starter on this squad.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 24 2005 06:57 PM

No team of whiners is complete without Brad Penny.

Jim Edmonds needs a job.

Clemens is quite the cowardly fruitcake.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2005 07:01 PM

Sorry - I didn't notice that they had to be active players. My bad.

Valadius
Aug 24 2005 07:01 PM

I-Rod gripes about his contract all the time. After winning the World Series in '03 , he played the Marlins out in getting his contract with Detroit, and now wants to rework his deal for more money.

DocTee
Aug 24 2005 07:02 PM

Kyle Farnsworth should be captain.

Beenso
Aug 24 2005 07:04 PM

wow, that is an abnormally large avatar

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2005 07:05 PM

Hail Doc Tee on his Sacred Seaver Post.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 24 2005 07:06 PM

Hail -- and good call on Farnsworth

Valadius
Aug 24 2005 07:07 PM

HAIL!!!!!!!

metirish
Aug 24 2005 07:09 PM

Nope its a normal size avatar for the sacred Seaver post,post # 41, congrtas Doc Tee.

TheOldMole
Aug 24 2005 07:13 PM

It;s the sacred Seaver post, which you will get soon (and which I never got).

HAIL!

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 07:23 PM

Nor I.
HAIL!!

Back to topic. Since he's no longer active, then can we at least name the team in honor of Paul O'Neill?

And would it be possible to name Lou Piniella the manager?

Later

Beenso
Aug 24 2005 07:25 PM

ah ha..that is very clever guys.....now i get it.

how about...

fuckin DIBBLE...

always hated him, he's not bad on his xm show though...i can listen to him..

Beenso
Aug 24 2005 07:30 PM

Speaking of Brad Penny....

Check this one out...actually its pretty funny. Couple of my friends tried this, one threw up for hours....one almost crashed into a tree driving home...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2142263

Elster88
Aug 24 2005 07:31 PM

HAIL

DocTee
Aug 24 2005 07:50 PM

C/1B-- Robert Fick (major league a**hole)

Rotblatt
Aug 24 2005 07:54 PM

hail

Alomar on the bench? Spittting on an ump should merit a roster spot. Plus the way he dogged it for us.

Manny Ramirez, for deciding not to play at inopportune times.

Valadius
Aug 24 2005 07:56 PM

Alomar would have gotten a spot had he not retired during spring training.

metirish
Aug 24 2005 07:57 PM

The player has to be active, so no Alomar or Dibble.
Fick is a good pick, fucking prick, what about Furcal at SS, he's a whining wanker.

Willets Point
Aug 24 2005 08:06 PM

Willets Point
Aug 24 2005 08:08 PM

Jurassic Carl Everett.

DocTee
Aug 24 2005 09:02 PM

two managerial suggestions: Tony LaRussa and Lloyd McClendon

Elster88
Aug 24 2005 09:09 PM

How about Pryzinski? I'm 99.9% sure I spelled that wrong.

DocTee
Aug 24 2005 09:15 PM

good call. AJ is a total prick-inski

DocTee
Aug 24 2005 09:20 PM

Pierzynski:

1. refused to go over pre-game video with the starting pitcher (Brett Tomko) because he was in the midst of a card game

2. paid a teammate $100 for homering off same in preseason exhibition match

3. once, when victimized by a foul-tip to the groin, responded to SF Giants trainer Stan Conti's question "How does it feel?" By saying "like this"--while promptly squeezing the guy's nuts! (seriously)

Valadius
Aug 25 2005 01:47 PM

Team Temper Tantrum's Sidney Ponson has been charged with DUI.

Willets Point
Aug 25 2005 01:58 PM

I think we might have a batboy as well.

seawolf17
Aug 25 2005 02:02 PM

I've read this story a half-dozen times, trying to figure out why the kid got suspended and Penny just got a laugh instead of the other way around. Penny's a freaking moron.

Elster88
Aug 25 2005 02:02 PM

Ridiculous suspension. Let the kids have some fun.

For posterity:

]Milk does a body good, but it didn't do good for one batboy.

On a dare, a Florida Marlins batboy tried to drink a gallon of milk in under an hour without throwing up. But not only did the batboy not succeed in the challenge, his mere attempt cost him his job for six games, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

The Marlins suspended the unidentified batboy for the team's upcoming six-game homestand against the Cardinals and Mets from Aug. 28 through Sept. 4 for accepting the dare Sunday from Dodgers pitcher (and former Marlin) Brad Penny.

Penny offered the batboy $500 if he could drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour before Sunday's game without throwing up. Penny told the paper the boy drank the milk and didn't throw up, but didn't finish the gallon in the allotted time frame to win the dare.

"It's kind of ridiculous that you get a 10-game suspension for steroids and a six-game suspension for milk," Penny told the Herald.

''It's ridiculous that they worry about stuff like that. It shows they [the Marlins organization] don't know anything about the game. That kind of stuff goes on everywhere. It didn't affect the way he worked, the way he did his job.''

Let's Go Mets!!!
Aug 25 2005 05:37 PM

How about Jose Guillen? He got kicked off his team before the playoffs last year and he called Scioscia a piece of garbage.

Valadius
Aug 25 2005 05:39 PM

He's there, on the bench.

Let's Go Mets!!!
Aug 25 2005 05:50 PM

OK, so Guillen is already there. How about Lugo for SS? Didn't he beat his wife or something? And you gotta go with Cox over Piniella. I've never heard of Lou going Lou on his wife. Cox did.

Zvon
Aug 25 2005 06:25 PM

this list looks pretty complete.
Id add Mike Lieberthal, Phils catcher, for dissin his own pitchers at times as well as the umps he has to work with.

Seems all you have to do to become an asshole is become a starting catcher for the Phils.

Darren 'Dutch" Dalton was one of the biggest assholes in MLB history, and Lieberthal seems proud to keep up that tradition.
Both decent players.

Im sure at least one more will come to mind eventually.

Beenso
Aug 25 2005 10:51 PM

haha...i might get scolded for this one, but if pedro wasnt on my team i would probably throw him on that list.

i hated him...

but how much i love him now......................

Beenso
Aug 25 2005 10:53 PM

yea, i think castro got accused of rape also....


go mets! as long as they are playing well

Elster88
Aug 26 2005 10:35 AM

[url]http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2143002[/url]

Suspended batboy mulling two offers

Got milk? An unidentified Florida Marlins batboy does.

After the batboy was suspended six games for accepting a dare from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brad Penny, a former Marlin, to drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour without vomiting, the Milk Processor Education Program wants to compensate him. The group is offering the batboy $500, the original prize of the dare, along with any lost wages from the suspension as long as he promises to drink the recommended three glasses of milk a day (just not all in one sitting).

In addition, the Fort Myers Miracle, the Minnesota Twins' Single-A affiliate in the Florida State League, have offered him an honorary batboy position during their game Monday night against the Tampa Yankees.

"Similar to a rehab stint, we want to help this kid stay on top of his game," Miracle GM Steve Gliner said. "Instead of crying over spilt milk, we decided to offer him the honorary post."

All kids 14 and under will receive a pint of milk upon entering the stadium. The Miracle will also have a cow at the front gates and literature will be passed out on the importance of drinking milk. Empty milk cartons will be placed around the ballpark, so fans can donate money to the out-of-work batboy.

The offers come in the wake of a Miami Herald report Wednesday that the Marlins suspended the unidentified batboy for the team's upcoming six-game homestand against the Cardinals and Mets from Aug. 28 through Sept. 4 for accepting the dare Sunday.

Penny told the paper the boy drank the milk and didn't throw up, but didn't finish the gallon in the allotted time frame to win the dare.

"It's kind of ridiculous that you get a 10-game suspension for steroids and a six-game suspension for milk," Penny told the Herald.

"It's ridiculous that they worry about stuff like that. It shows they [the Marlins organization] don't know anything about the game. That kind of stuff goes on everywhere. It didn't affect the way he worked, the way he did his job," he said.

Valadius
Sep 09 2005 10:36 AM

Minnesota's Kyle Lohse went on a rampage on Tuesday, damaging manager Ron Gardenhire's office door with a baseball bat after being pulled from the game.