The Candor

From the sidelines

  1. Do you think Raffi Torres’ suspension is justified?

2. Are you worried about Albert Pujols’ lack of power so far this season?

3. Do you think Brendan Ryan went around on the last pitch of Phil Humber’s perfect game?

 

Luke Stanczyk

SPORTS EDITOR

I think it’s a bit too much, but it’s good to see the NHL take steps to prevent these dirty hits.

Not really. He has gone through cold spells before. He’ll end up hitting a ton of home runs.

I didn’t get the chance to see a good angle so I couldn’t tell you. Regardless, he is an idiot for not running to first base and arguing instead.

 

 

John Pierri

SPORTS WRITER

I believe Torres intended to injure Hossa with that vicious hit. As a Blackhawks fan, I’m happy. As a hockey fan, I feel it may have been a bit too much.

When Pujols is in a groove, it’s good for baseball. Luckily there have been other good storylines to take everyone’s minds of off him. He’ll heat up soon.

Ryan definitely went around. He wasn’t able to check his swing, and even if he did, there was too many emotions going around to not punch him out.

 

Tom Brown

SPORTS WRITER

I think the length of this suspension is perfect. It makes sure that no matter what happens Torres can’t play in the playoffs, and it also sends a strong message to the rest of the NHL that this is something they aren’t going to take lightly anymore.

I am not worried. He still has shown he can get the clutch RBI so far this season, and that’s what really counts. The home runs will come with time.

I think he held up. I thought it should have been ball four and he should have been on first base.