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Eric Hinske’s suspension reduced to one game

Jun 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

Eric Hinske received a five-game suspension following the big Dbacks-Dodgers brawl a couple of weeks ago. Many thought it was unjust as Hinske never threw a punch and was, by most accounts, trying to be a peacemaker. Apparently that argument carried some weight at the league office:


That’s a pretty significant reduction. Normally a game or two is shaved off on appeal. You have to figure that MLB realized that they blew that one.

  1. tanzkommandant - Jun 25, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Fagan, a known bigot from his time in the minor leagues, undoubtedly had a hand in the original suspension. It’s good to see his brand of Jim Crow justice will not prevail in this case.

    • daveitsgood - Jun 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      “Jim Crow justice” – I do not think it means what you think it means

      • tanzkommandant - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        It would appear you & several others are the ones mistaken.

    • tigersfandan - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      Fagan has nothing to do with this. He was the umpire credited with the ejections. Hinske was not ejected from the game.

  2. skids003 - Jun 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    All I could figure out was that he isn’t a “star” and they needed to set some examples. He clearly tried to make peace.

  3. fatediesel - Jun 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Still 1 game too many. There were plenty of people in the brawl (namely Puig) that did worse than Hinske.

  4. wheels579 - Jun 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    I’ve never understood the concept of a league issuing suspensions that routinely become reduced upon appeal. MLB almost never upholds the initial suspension. This Hinske case proves their system for determining length is a joke. If they were willing to reduce it from 5 to just one game, instead of wasting everybody’s time they should have given Hinske one game and let him decide whether he wants to appeal that.

    • flamethrower101 - Jun 25, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      It’s Bud Selig. Are you really shocked?

  5. badintent - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Why is this guy still in the MLB ? He had a decent Rookie year hundreds of years ago. Then he hit AAA numbers after it.

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