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MLB Suspension Predictions, Anyone?

Well, now that THAT is over and done with, all that is left is to figure out what Bob Watson, Minister of MLB Persecution, is going to do as a consequence. I predict one or two player suspensions that will raise eyebrows. For example, even after appeal and arbitration, Michael Barrett had to serve 10 games for slugging A.J. Perzowhatzhisname. Now, the Cubs' Barrett landed some clean punches while our Kennedy continued his whiffing ways of August. On the other hand, everybody outside of Perzowhowitz' immediate family wanted to see that guy clocked, so there was some considerable empathy for Barrett. And still he got 10 games.

So I say AK out for 5 games (hopefully during the Yankees series), Gregg and Donnelly out for 4 games. Padilla will have a separate punishment of 2-4 games for his actions Monday, missing only a single start.

There may also be a smattering of fines, $1500 to $3000, based on video review of the ensuing brawl. Lackey, Rivera, and DeRosa may end up on any such list.

I also predict one glaring hole in the list of punishments that, too, shall raise an eyebrow. At least mine. Scioscia and Showalter will each get 2 game suspensions, but Showalter will get zero punishment for remaining in the Rangers' dugout for the final out of last night's game, even though he was ejected. He should get another game or two for that alone.

Finally, MLB and Bob Watson will pat themselves on the back and puff up with righteous indignation, rather than suspending themselves for 5 games for failing to phone both managers yesterday morning and reading Showalter the riot act over his team's recent behavior.

Meanwhile, back on Planet Halo, this will inspire the Angels to play wondrous and tenacious ball, launching a strong but brief win streak that, true to the luck of this season, will promptly be terminated as soon as everyone goes out on suspension.

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