Thursday, August 25, 2005Drink Milk: 6 games/Use Steroids: 10 Days
A batboy who accepted a dare Sunday by trying to drink a gallon of milk without throwing up has been suspended by the Marlins for his actions.
The unidentified batboy will not be allowed to work the upcoming, six-game homestand at Dolphins Stadium against the Cardinals and Mets from Aug. 29 through Sept. 4.
It's a double whammy too, because the kid didn't win the dare, which would've given him a cool $500. Personally I wonder if the Marlins were more upset that the batboy was socializing with former Marlin Brad Penny, who orchestrated the dare.
''It's ridiculous that they worry about stuff like that,'' Penny said. "It shows they [the Marlins organization] don't know anything about the game. That kind of stuff goes on everywhere. It didn't affect the way he worked, the way he did his job.''
I have to agree, anyone who's watched a dugout will see the visiting team often busting the batboy's chops in between innings or during a blowout. It's fun and it's got to be cool for the kids who take part in it.
Hopefully the Marlins will reconsider.