The Mariners deplore domestic violence in pitchers
The M’s have suspended Mateo using his unexcused absence rather than any actual event, and you can make of that what you will. Here’s Baker’s blog article “Mateo speaks, apologizes.” but this really struck me:
“The Seattle Mariners as an organization deplores domestic violence,” Armstrong states. “There is simply no excuse for it. Over the years we have endeavored to be at the forefront of efforts to confront and eradicate domestic violence.”
The Mariners brought in Al Martin because they thought he could help them hit. The whole incident where he bopped his backup wife a couple times in a squabble? They talked to him on the phone and judged that he was past it. Come on down.
Carl Everett’s strange journey through the family courts (summary of same), where they found he’d allowed his kids to be pretty brutally beat by his step-mom (at least.. the case was quite scary). They needed left-handed sock, so they talked to him, and judged that there was no issue. Sign on the dotted line.