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Michael Pineda accepts 10 game suspension for pine tar, will not appeal

On Thursday Major League Baseball announced the discipline for New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda after he was ejected from Wednesday’s game for having pine tar on his neck. The league suspended Pineda for 10 games, or theoretically the equivalent of two starts.

Whether it is because he just wants to be an accountable kind of guy or because he knows he would stand absolutely zero chance if he appealed, Pineda accepted the suspension. Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post:

I would like to think that meeting with Girardi went one of two ways:

Scenario #1: Pineda expressed his desire to appeal, to which Girardi very sarcastically said something like this: “Oh yea, Michael. That’s a greeeeeat idea. I’m sure you’ll win.”

Scenario #2: Pineda said he planned to accept the suspension and Girardi very sarcastically said something like this: “Oh really? Well geez, that seems like a wise decision Captain Obvious.”

In either imaginary scenario Girardi was condescending in his sarcastic response, which I believe is appropriate. Because seriously, can you imagine if  Pineda had appealed?

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