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Major League Baseball reduced Shane Victorino’s suspension to two games.
He will begin serving it tonight.
MLB initially suspended Victorino three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his role in a bench-clearing brawl against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 5 at AT&T Park. Victorino spoke with the commissioner’s office earlier this week to plead his case, which resulted in him having his suspension reduced one game.
What did you miss if you fell asleep last night?
Well, there’s this.
Then there are the postgame quotes:
Shane Victorino, on the pitch from Ramon Ramirez being intentional: “Yeah, absolutely. I think he did. That’s why I took a step forward. I had no intentions of going out there and charging the mound. I just wanted to know why in that situation … he was around the plate all night and throughout that inning … obviously with two outs and I get up to the plate and the first pitch is at my back. I just wanted to go out there and get an answer. I had no intentions of charging the mound. I did step forward. Obviously, Eli (Whiteside), I guess from looking at his reaction, thought I was going to go and he started jumping around. Obviously, (Placido) Polanco came in and he tackled Polanco. I think everything escalated from there.”
Polanco, on Victorino’s comment he got tackled: “He didn’t tackle me.”
Victorino, on why he jumped back into the scrum: “I just felt like Carlos (Ruiz) was in a position like I needed to go in and help him get away from everything.”
Charlie Manuel, on Ramirez: “He hit Vic and then came off the mound at him. Vic almost has to go, unless he wants his teammates to call him chicken. That’s the way baseball works. I’ve been playing for almost 50 years. He pretty much called him out.”