July 17, 2007


Marlins suspend pitcher Olsen (CLARK SPENCER, 7/17/07, Miami Herald)

Randy Messenger punched him in the eye. Miguel Cabrera poked him on the side of his head. Joe Girardi grabbed him by the front of his jersey. Now comes Sergio Mitre, the latest Marlin to get into a row with hot-tempered pitcher Scott Olsen.

The two starters scuffled inside the Marlins dugout during Sunday's game.

The result: The Marlins found Olsen guilty of ''insubordination and conduct detrimental to the team,'' and suspended him for two games without pay. [...]

Olsen has long acknowledged that his temper has landed him in trouble throughout his baseball career. He said in June, after the incident in Milwaukee, that he was routinely thrown out of games from the time he was a Little Leaguer.

''You know how I am,'' Olsen said in June. ``I don't take losing well.''

He bristled when asked if he had ever thought about enrolling in an anger management course.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 17, 2007 5:58 PM

Sounds like a spoiled brat to me. Should we blame the parents for letting him get away with this type of behavior in Little League?

Posted by: Bartman at July 18, 2007 8:24 AM