Delmon Young Arrested

by Kevin in Dallas on April 27, 2012 · 12 comments

in 2012 Season,Players

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Lots of news today. The rare double post before 9am central.

Delmon got drunk and pushed some guy down in Midtown last night. Is it possible that we’ve already hit our low point of the season?

I laughed when I read “powerhouse arm.”



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”

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.

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


Kevin in Dallas April 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Here’s the latest on a possible escalation to a hate crime charge.

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?

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!”

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