Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chacon Ties Sprewell In Grabbing Authority by the Neck

First it was Latrell Sprewell choking his own coach PJ Carlisimo in Golden State and now Shawn Chacon follows in Spree's footsteps by grabbing Astros General Manager Ed Wade by the throat and throwing him to the ground. Chacon, upset after getting demoted to the bullpen over the weekend, told the Houston Chronicle this problem began when Wade saw him in the dining room before the game against Texas. Wade wanted to meet with Chacon in manager Cecil Cooper's office. It escalated when Wade began chewing Chacon out, screaming at him in the dining hall in front of several other players. Chacon then told Wade, who is a little squirty looking sucker, to look in the mirror and after a few more verbal blows, Chacon lost his cool and physically assaulted the tiny man. The Astros have suspended Chacon indefinitely for insubordination and it is not clear whether he will ever pitch for the team again and the pitcher is also concerned about his future in major league baseball after this defining incident.

Chacon signed a $2 million, one-year contract with Houston in February after spending 2007 with Pittsburgh. He split time as a starter and a reliever there and was 5-4 with a 3.94 ERA and one save in 64 appearances with the Pirates.

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