Major League Baseball has suspended Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron 20-games and Oakland A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano six games. Considering Rob Manfred’s hard-on for letting the Astros off the hook, the suspension comes as a surprise.
The league has, as Marly suggested, given Alex Cintron a 20-game suspension. https://t.co/TFNB1B0m7S— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 11, 2020
Ramon Laureano’s suspension for charging the Astros’ dugout, as @susanslusser said, is for six games.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 11, 2020
Ramon Laureano spoke after the game that Cintron escalated the incident by speaking about his mother.
“I regret charging him because he’s a loser.”
Thats hysterical. Laureano apologized for stooping to the level of the complete ignoramus Alex Cintron chooses to be. The retaliation usually draws the most attention, but Rob Manfred finally gets it right!
Cintron’s 20-game suspension is equivalent to a 54-game suspension in a traditional 162-game schedule and keeps him ineligible until September 2. Tough luck for the stooge.
Laureano receiving a six game suspension stings, but you can’t run at the dugout to fight someone like you’re in a game of Tekken. The Astros are a classless organization that will surely be involved in more drama, so stay tuned!