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Swatting another man’s family jewels is just plain wrong. It is a painful and indefensible act at best.
Jamison Olave, a defender on the New York Red Bulls, gave Real Salt Lake’s Olmes Garcia a tap (maybe a quick grab) to the groin region during Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw that aired on ESPN2. Olave escaped punishment, while Garcia picked up a yellow card for his over-the-top reaction that included writhing around on the ground after pushing the New York player away.
I repeat: The guy who was backhanded in the nuts got in trouble.
Logic would dictate in the age of video and GIFs, that Olave will likely earn a retroactive suspension for his actions.
The Milk Cup is an annual youth soccer tournament held in North Ireland. The tournament warrants a post today thanks to a nasty brawl between Mexico and Northern Ireland during the late stages of the hosts 2-1 win in the U-20 division. It halted the game for five minutes and included a Mexico player attempting a wild kick to the head of a Northern Ireland player.
Former Cy Young Award winner David Price, often cited alongside Evan Longoria as the two cornerstones in the Tampa Bay Rays’ rise from the basement to the top of the AL East, is headed to Detroit. The Rays traded Price to the Tigers in a three-team deal on Thursday according to Ken Rosenthal.
Price acknowledged the deal Thursday on his official Twitter account, sending out his thanks to Tampa fans.
wow…what a day!! Rays fans THANK YOU!! Great Chapter of my life just ended…ready to start a new one with the Tigers!! Thanks again
— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) July 31, 2014
Detroit sent center fielder Austin Jackson to Seattle while Tampa Bay received left-hander Drew Smyly from the Tigers and infielder Nick Franklin from the Mariners, according to multiple reports.
This move gives Detroit the last three Cy Young winners, in Scherzer, Verlander, and Price. Detroit is loading up for the postseason with this move, as they already have a pretty comfortable lead in the AL Central. If Verlander can turn it around, they will have a pretty formidable rotation in the postseason.
Detroit has an embarrassment of riches when Verlander is the worst (statistically in 2014) starter in the rotation. They must have felt the move was necessary after Oakland went out and added Jon Lester in a “go for it” move as well.
So much for a quiet baseball trading deadline, eh? The Red Sox and Athletics dropped a genuine blockbuster today, with Boston sending Jon Lester to the West Coast for Yoenis Cespedes. Earlier this month the A’s added Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel (now 0-4 since the trade), so Billy Beane is clearly “going for it,” which isn’t exactly a measurable SABR analytic, but so be it.
Lester, a free agent to be, has a 2.35 ERA and 155 ERA+, putting together a great year before he hits the open market and gives the A’s a proven postseason performer, even in a rental role.
Cespedes is definitely a big name type acquisition — given his ability to land on the highlight reel — for the Red Sox, although his numbers have dropped off since posting .292/.356/.505 as a rookie in 2012. This year the Cuban is down to .256/.303/.469, but he’s only on the books through 2015 at a reasonable $10.5 million.
Don’t overlook the value of the Athletics adding Jonny Gomes as a throw-in to the trade, as he proved his value in a part-time role in the playoffs last year.