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[AAA] Miguel Olivo goes all Mike Tyson on Alexander Guerrero

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by tellitlikeitis, May 22, 2014.

  1. tellitlikeitis

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    Olivo's known to be nuts, so while the ear-biting is shocking, him being in the center of a brawl isn't overly surprising.

    When he was with the Marlins in 2007, he sparked a massive brawl during a game against the Mets when he was jawing with Jose Reyes.

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    He started another one in 2008 when he was with the Royals, after he got plunked with a pitch. The one video of this incident was taken after the dust settled (f'in moron) and the video quality is crap anyway, so don't bother looking for it.

    From his Wikipedia page:

    He even walked out on the Marlins last year when he wasn't getting enough playing time.

    In this preseason interview with Telemundo, he stated that if he wasn't a baseball player, he'd be a boxer. And which boxer did he want to emulate the most????

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    Which brings us to Tuesday.

    Alexander Guerrero was a well-known name in Cuban baseball circles until his defection in 2013. He was miffed at being left off of the Cuban team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic and apparently sat out the entire National Series season. Last October, he signed a 4-year, $28 million contract with the Dodgers and got a $10 million bonus. He entered the 2014 season ranked as the #7 prospect in the Dodgers system by Baseball America.

    Looks like the future's on hold, as Olivo and Guerrero were the main combatants in a dugout fracas on Tuesday. Both were playing in AAA for Albuquerque. Here is a rundown (via True Blue LA) of the incident: http://www.truebluela.com/2014/5/20/5736144/alex-guerrero-miguel-olivo-fight-dodgers-albuquerque

    In the story above, there is a Vine of Guerrero and Olivo exchanging barbs during a pitching change that preceded what happened in the dugout. The game was actually delayed while the brawl was taking place. Both players were removed from the game (via substitution), and then Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported that Scott Boras claims that part of Guerrero's ear was bitten off and he was undergoing plastic surgery.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Part of Alex Guerrero's ear was &quot;displaced by a bite&quot; during altercation with Miguel Olivo, according to Guerrero's agent, Scott Boras.</p>&mdash; Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/statuses/468883716895698944">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Alex Guerrero is having plastic surgery on his ear right now, Scott Boras said.</p>&mdash; Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/statuses/468884035255951360">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Here's a pic of the bite in question from StingEmBees.com. More pics can be found here.


    Olivo claims that Guerrero started the fight.

    The Dodgers apparently don't see it that way (but then again, this is a $28 million investment up against a journeyman), and suspended Olivo pending their investigation, and the Po Po are now in the game as well.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Det. Greg Wilking of Salt Lake Police on Olivo/Guerrero: “It’s up in the air as to if or when charges may be filed.”</p>&mdash; Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/statuses/468924500860764162">May 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Det. Wilking said Guerrero has not yet indicated whether he wants to press charges; if he does, formal investigation will occur.</p>&mdash; Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/statuses/468924715848171520">May 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So, Salt Lake Police established contact with Guerrero, but the formal investigation has yet to begin, pending what Guerrero decides.</p>&mdash; Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/statuses/468924990323458048">May 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    From his story:

    Guerrero declined, but he has 4 years to file if he has a change of heart.

    And of course, here's Scott Boras with his $.02. He is right though, so no "get off your high horse" comments from me.

    Guerrero could miss 5 weeks, according to Dan Knobler.

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