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John Farrell had his jaw knocked out of place by Jon Rauch

Jul 5, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

John Farrell, J.P. Arencibia, Jon Rauch, Alfonso Marquez

Remember that ugly bit of ugliness involving  Jon Rauch over the weekend? In which his manager, John Farrell, had to come out and hold him back from killing home plate umpire  Alfonso Marquez, ripping Rauch’s jersey off in the process?  Yeah, well, Farrell got the worst of it:

When asked Monday how he didn’t pull a muscle or end up on the DL in his attempts to restrain Rauch, Farrell said that almost happened. Farrell said that Rauch’s elbow hit him square in his left jaw joint and he had to have his jaw re-set following the game.

See the elbow shot in this GIF of the incident here.  The presumably big fine leveled against Rauch by the Blue Jays kangaroo court will not be televised.

  1. clydeserra - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    I like the rich 10 year old phils fan eggin it on. Stay classy rich fans.

    • Jonny 5 - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM

      Canadians are just the worst aren’t they?

      • cur68 - Jul 5, 2011 at 4:16 PM


  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Is Marquez going to be disciplined for missing 2 srtrike calls in a row?

  3. Jonny 5 - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    So Farrell not only made everything look worse for his pitcher by tearing his shirt off to stop him from yelling at the ump closer than he was already (“killing him” per the media), but he also managed to get elbowed hard enough to knock his jaw out? Not a good night for Farrell.

  4. Old Gator - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Once, just once, a manager should let a player kill an umpire, especially a bench jockey or someone about to be DFA’d anyway. I’m not particularly bloodthirsty, but I need a topic for my thesis on sports business and I would be fascinated by the organizational upheaval it would create.

    • theolgoaler - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:04 PM

      Well, Pete Rose got suspended for 30 days in 1988 for “bumping” umpire Dave Pallone; by then, Rose was a non-playing manager. I’d guess a player making violent contact with an umpire would get at least that much (as opposed to the current lesser suspensions for making any contact with the ump during an argument).

      There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story about “Pepper” Martin grabbing an umpire by the throat during his minor-league managing days. Called on the carpet by “Happy” Chandler, the then-Commissioner asked “Pepper”, “What were you thinking?” Martin allegedly replied, “Well, Commissioner, I was thinking I’d choke the son-of-a-(female canine) to death!”

      • homelanddefense - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM

        Carl Everett head butted an umpire and only got 10 games in 2000

  5. canucks18 - Jul 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Hey Jonny5… Pretty sure none of the people involved were Canadian. Silly ignorant American is what you are.

    • theolgoaler - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM

      Right awn, ‘Nucks… ya wanna see violent Canadians, get thee to a hockey rink! (In fairness, the violence is usually inside the rink, despite the thugs who despoiled the beautiful city of Vancouver. Me? I was an U.S.-born, non-violent goaltender… well, usually!) 😉

    • Jonny 5 - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM

      A canucks fan. Did you burn your monitor after reading my comment? Smash a poor girl’s car? Look, not only am I pretty sure that most of those fans were indeed Canadian. But I was also joking with ” Mr. Pointing out the one Phillies fan next to ALL THE JAYS FANS that were also rooting things on, Clydeserra.”

  6. foreverchipper10 - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Rauch had a valid argument here. Dude was out.

  7. cur68 - Jul 5, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Poor old John Farrell. He saw his team play well and nearly sweep the mighty Phillies (but for the crapstastick bullpen, it would have happened). To top it all off, he gets his haw dislocated by that leviathan John Rauch. I don’t know about any “big fine leveled against Rauch by the Blue Jays kangaroo court “, not being an in-the-know sports journalist with experience in kangaroo law, but I do know that flipping out like that when you are the size Rauch is can get perfectly innocent people hurt. He probably should pay some sort of fine. Either that or be Farrell’s food chewer for then next 2 weeks.

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