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What’s Making Me Talk: Fines, Tosses, and Some Stuff Like That

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

My two main topics this week are going to be rather short, mainly because all my little notes and random bits work out to be long enough.

Can we start though with the ridiculousness (love that word) that is the fines in Major League Baseball?

Bobby Jenks was fined $750 dollars for throwing behind Ian Kinsler.

Not $7,500 or $75,000. No, he was fined $750 dollars.

To Bobby Jenks and most major league players, that is pocket change.

So I ask you, why even fine him if that's all you are going to fine him for? It seems rather pointless.

At least make the fine worth it, something that is a nice chunk of change, because I'm assuming it's like most of the professional sports. A...

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