Sutcliffe on Prince: “I applaud him”

Just got home and caught the rebroadcast of the Red Sox – Rays game with Rick Sutcliffe doing the color commentary. In the sixth inning, Sutcliffe told a story of a similar situation he had with the Dodgers back in the day.

“I did that with the Dodgers,” Sutcliffe said. “Pedro Guerrero hit a home run off of me and stood there looking at it. I was going to get him the next time up but he took himself out of the game.”

After that, Sutcliffe said he went over to the Dodgers clubhouse after the game to have a few words with Guerrero. Some of the Dodgers let him in and told him Guerrero was in the training room.

He was about to enter when Manny Mota stepped in front of him and talked him down.

Sutcliffe turned around and went back to the visitors’ locker room.

“I know a lot of people are all over Prince for that, but I applaud him,” Sutcliffe said.

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  • Dave R.

    Wonder if Sutcliffe was sober when he said that…

  • http://houston.mlblogs.com Round Rock 15

    I wonder if Sutcliffe is *EVER* sober.

  • cheba63

    One of his reasons was because Fielder won’t get suspended or fined for doing what he did, but he would have if he charged the mound.

    Yeah, except he is probably going to suffer a harsher punishment for doing what he did.

  • cheba63

    NM, I guess not.

  • Mario DiLeo

    Sutcliffe still HATES the Dodgers since Tommy Lasorda left him off the 1981 World Series roster since he was injured most of the year…he never misses a chance to slam L.A. Clearly, one of the angriest guys of the pre-’roid rage era…