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If Sosa is willing to take the punishment, why the appeal?(6 posts)

If Sosa is willing to take the punishment, why the appeal?Fez
Jun 6, 2003 10:31 AM
Obviously, he is appealing because he wants to play in the series against the Yankees. And also, the fewer games he is suspended, the more cash in his pocket.

BUT...

Sosa's credibility is on the line here. He said it was an accident and he's never played in a game with a corked bat, but lots of folks don't believe him.

So why would he say he was sorry, accepts responsibility and say he is going to take his punishment like a man, and then immediately appeal his suspension. That puts his credibility further in the crapper.
Knee jerk reaction...UNION wants to appeal everthing....ClydeTri
Jun 6, 2003 12:01 PM
SOP for a union..he was caught dead , on video, no debate, punishment is commiserate with others in past, but, UNION wants to fight everything....
If its about credibility, then this is BS. Sosa is justFez
Jun 6, 2003 12:27 PM
trying to get out of this by saying what he thought was the right thing, but not living up to it.

Taking your punishment like a man means taking it. Not appealing it to give you a temporary reprieve to play in the Yankees series, hopefully salvaging your reputation and marketability, and then trying to get the smallest suspension you can because you want to get paid for every last game.

I still don't believe him, I just would have had a higher opinion if he took his punishment like he said he would
agree 100%..... nmClydeTri
Jun 6, 2003 12:28 PM
nm
I don't think he will lose ....Live Steam
Jun 6, 2003 2:07 PM
any money due to the suspension. I believe the collective bargaining agreement in MLB has no provision for loss of salary. That is why they impose fines.

I agree he should just sit and shut up. The PA is very strong and I am sure his rep spoke to him about appealing the lenght of the suspension.
He doesn't want bullies kicking sand in his faceContinental
Jun 6, 2003 1:06 PM
It's a complex from when he was a skinny 165 lb weakling. But he read the back of a comic book and learned how to bulk up to 225 lb and become a he-man home run hitter. I wonder if he ever took the wrong supplement by mistake.