Delmon Young Arrested

12 Comments

  1. Stormin Norman$

    April 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

    When asked to comment about the Young altercation in NYC, now ex-Tiger Brandon Inge surmised, “Delmon’s more of a contact hitter, but me, i probably would have swung and missed…the guy”

  2. Andrew in Toronto

    April 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Sounds like it wasn’t much of an incident — a guy was pushed and fell down — but being so drunk that they had to take him to a hospital is not good.

    I was thinking it was pretty likely we’d be trading this guy later in the year. This won’t help.

    • Andrew in Toronto

      April 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Oh. That’s not good. I just read the enhanced article that now has new details including Young’s alleged anti-Semitic tirade after seeing a yarmulke-wearing panhandler.

      • Jeff Molby

        April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        Obviously, the tirade isn’t appropriate, but I can’t believe they’re charging him with a “hate crime”. If cussing and pushing amounts to a “hate crime”, the phrase has lost all meaning.

        • Chris in Texas

          April 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

          MLB is a major corporation, Did you see what drunken anti-semetic rants did to Mel Gibson’s career? This is a serious issue. The hate part is yelling anti-semetic things as you fight the guy…forgive the jews for being a bit sensitive. The holocaust will do that to people. I have some issues w/ hate crime legislation, but, it does not excuse moronic behavior or change how selfish this guy is…The Tigers are trying to win a World Series and this guy can not keep from being arrested, regardless of the charge. There are a lot of people that get drunk every day and don’t find themselves arrested. Delmon Young is a moron. Judging by Tigers precedent, he will be in the lineup tonight. His brother lost it and had to be cut from a pennant winning team, Delmon almost blew his opportunity at the bigs, by throwing a bat at an umpire. The Tigers better suspend this guy, to send a message and be prepared to play w/out him. (I hope that isn’t the case, but, it’s hard to trust him at this point)

          • Jeff Molby

            April 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm

            None of which has anything to do with whether or not the state should charge him with a hate crime. Assault? Sure, it sounds like that’s called for. Hate crime? Not a chance.

  3. Coleman

    April 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Leyland said the team needed “a mean streak.” Then they released the team nice guy. Maybe Delmon was just responding to coaching.

    He is now the team’s Designated Hitter.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      April 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      WOW.

  4. Kevin in Dallas

    April 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Here’s the latest on a possible escalation to a hate crime charge.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  5. Tigers Rule

    April 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Don’t teams have curfews?

    • Damus Fucious

      April 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Leyland said the team “needed a mean streak”.
      ———————
      Well Jim……. where’s your mean streak to implement a midnight curfew on game nights?

      C’mon Mr. Softee!
      How about a return to Mr. Tough Guy-Manager – pre-July 2007?

  6. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    My Ole Man always said “If it is after midnight and it sounds like a great idea; it isn’t and it’s time to go home!”