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Kinsler drops appeal of suspension, takes Sunday off

Sep 26, 2010, 3:41 PM EDT

Here's an odd turn of events. Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was suspended one game by Major League Baseball in mid-September for celebrating a walkoff win despite being ejected earlier in the contest. Kinsler appealed...

Here’s an odd turn of events.

Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was suspended one game by Major League Baseball in mid-September for celebrating a walkoff win despite being ejected earlier in the contest.  Kinsler appealed, and a report came out last week that suspected MLB would simply drop the punishment.

Now Kinsler has dropped his appeal, according to ESPN Dallas, choosing to take the day off Sunday in the wake of the Rangers clinching the American League West.  Some in the industry call it “hangover day,” and he probably wouldn’t have played anyway.

So that’s where we sit.  The Rangers are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 1999 and Kinsler will take in Sunday’s series finale against the A’s from a skybox.

Kinsler, 28, has hit .275/.376/.438 this month with three home runs, seven RBI, 12 walks and four stolen bases.  He’s getting hot at exactly the right time.

  1. Proudly Canadian - Sep 26, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    We need more “player gets best of pompous MLB establishment” stories.

  2. Kiwicricket - Sep 27, 2010 at 7:42 AM

    Defeats the evil ‘Bud-varian’…while sitting in his socks, drenched in beer, smoking Cuban cigar stories even….

  3. doctorfunke - Sep 27, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Twins-Rangers should be a great LCS. No one will hear about it, but it’ll still be great.

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