View Full Version : Bobby Cox Fined Fick!!
That's a great move. I love it. It was a completely dirty play. He said "That's Effing baseball"... not it's not jacka****!!
Good move by Cox.
10-05-03, 07:44 PM
And he's not playing today. A total scumbag move.
10-05-03, 07:45 PM
He should have gotten tossed from the game yesterday. What a scuzbucket.
10-05-03, 08:29 PM
I missed the game. What happened?
Originally posted by Jersey Yankee
I missed the game. What happened?
<b>Fick fined for hitting Karros with forearm</b>
Oct. 5, 2003
SportsLine.com wire reports
ATLANTA -- Braves first baseman Robert Fick was fined Sunday for clubbing Chicago's Eric Karros with a forearm in Game 4 of Atlanta's NL playoff series against the Cubs.
Fick was fined an undisclosed amount by both the commissioner's office and his team.
"I just tried to hit his glove," Fick said before Game 5. "It was all a reaction. It wasn't like I tried to do it on purpose. I mean, I play hard. I wasn't trying to hurt anybody. I was just trying to knock the ball out of his glove. It ended up a lot worse than I wanted it to."
Fick struck Karros while running to first base Saturday at Wrigley Field. The blow knocked the ball and glove free; Fick was called out.
"I like Eric Karros," Fick said. "Shoot, he's a real good player. He's a (former) Dodger. I've been a Dodger fan my whole life. It's not something I'm proud of, but it happened."
Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, didn't disclose the amount of his fine. The Braves wouldn't discuss their penalty, either.
"It's not at all what anybody's thinking about today, I can assure you of that, as we face the most important game of the year," general manager John Schuerholz said. "We don't comment on what we do internally. Never have, never will."
Karros was in the lineup for Sunday's game, which decided Florida's opponent in the NL Championship Series.
"I'm fine, I'm fine," he said.
Fick was eager to know about Karros' status for Game 5.
"Is he in the lineup today? So he's OK? That's good," Fick said. "I like the Cubs as a team. They've done a lot this year. They've battled. They're a tough team. I like Sammy Sosa. The last thing I want to do is hurt someone."
Fick's actions might have resulted from a frustrating division series. He went hitless in his first 11 at-bats, prompting the Braves to start Julio Franco at first base for the second game in a row.
Then again, Fick is well known for his feistiness, getting suspended twice for brawls while playing in Detroit. He's been on his best behavior in his first season with the Braves.
"I've been pretty good all year," Fick said. "I guess I couldn't go through the whole year."
10-05-03, 08:35 PM
Well, I guess that give the GM one good reason not to fire Cox.
10-05-03, 09:00 PM
That was completely bush league. :mad: Good move by both to fine him. He deserved it. :mad:
10-05-03, 09:08 PM
Talk about a nightmare series for Fick. After all that has transpired this week, I'm sure he wishes he never left Detroit.
10-05-03, 09:32 PM
He should have been suspended for that.
What a weird post season we're having this year. Lot's of drama.
10-05-03, 09:55 PM
Rich, thx f/the info. :)
10-05-03, 10:21 PM
At least somebody did something....
Good move Bobby :eek:
did I say that:uhh:
10-06-03, 02:52 AM
Good job by Cox. How stupid of Fick.
10-06-03, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by Bozidar
No but it was so incredibly obvious that it was a dirty play. His original comments after that were ..."That's [bleeping] baseball!"
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