DLD 6/26/08 Is choking your GM, the new undervalued market commodity?

Shawn Chacon was suspended by the Astros for assaulting the GM. 


Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon was suspended indefinitely by the team Wednesday for insubordination after reportedly grabbing general manager Ed Wade by the neck and throwing him to the ground.

Chacon, upset after getting demoted to the bullpen over the weekend, told the Houston Chronicle this problem began when Wade saw him in the dining room before the game against Texas. Wade wanted to meet with Chacon in manager Cecil Cooper's office, the pitcher said.


Shawn Chacon



"I sat down to eat and Ed Wade came to me and very sternly said, 'You need to come with me to the office,'" Chacon said. "I said, 'For what?' I said, 'I don't want to go to the office with you and Cooper.' And I said, 'You can tell me whatever you got to tell me right here.' He's like, 'Oh, you want me to tell you right here?' And I said, 'Yeah.' I'm not yelling. I'm calm."


Fresno State shocked the world!!!!


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Fresno State went from underdogs to "wonderdogs" on its way to a most unlikely national championship.


I know this isn't baseball related, but as a Raider fan, I hope Javon Walker gets help to deal with his problems.  It is the professional athlete ego thing, to not seek, or accept help


Friends offer counsel, support -- if Walker decides he wants it


In the HBO interview, Walker said there was a melee at a Denver nightclub before the shooting death of Williams that escalated when fellow Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall and his cousin were spraying champagne. Walker, who was known to go to Vegas often on the team's off days in 2006, went to Las Vegas and was seen frequenting nightclubs during the weekend of Williams' funeral. Nearly every other member of the Broncos' organization attended the heart-breaking service in Williams' hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.


Walker was roundly criticized for the action, but many in the Denver organization supported him, saying he needed to handle the situation his way.


Rosalind Williams, who lost her only child in the limousine, said she wasn't upset with Walker for not going to the service. Williams, who has built a relationship with Walker since the tragedy, cringes at the thought that Walker went to Las Vegas this month. Still, she said it all makes sense.

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