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Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers cleared for action after being assaulted in Cleveland
Yahoo Sports ^ | July 27, 2013 | Mark Townsend

Posted on 07/27/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT by upbeat5

Life on the road can be dangerous for professional athletes. Unfortunately for Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers, he found that out the hard way after the team arrived in Cleveland on Thursday night for their weekend series against the Indians.

According to Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Scheppers was attacked by a group of young males in downtown Cleveland after going out for a food run. The assault took place about two blocks away from the team's hotel, and as a result Scheppers was unavailable to pitch on Friday night after suffering a laceration near his left eye and experiencing headaches.

He was, however, cleared for action on Saturday, so it appears the attack won't have any lasting effects. That's good news for everybody, but especially for the Rangers. In 46 appearances this season, Scheppers has posted a 1.74 ERA and a 1.88 K/BB ratio. Those outstanding numbers helped earn him a spot in the American League's Final Vote for the All-Star game.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cleveland; clevelandindians; fresnostate; ohio; rangers; scheppers; tannerscheppers; texas; texasrangers; yoots
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1 posted on 07/27/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT by upbeat5
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To: upbeat5
"Group of young men", eh?

Damned Tea Partiers no doubt.

2 posted on 07/27/2013 7:27:38 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: upbeat5
Feral Trayvons on the march.
3 posted on 07/27/2013 7:28:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: upbeat5

“That’s what you get for building a ballpark on the ocean,” Oil Can Boyd regarding Cleveland.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 7:28:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: upbeat5
attacked by a group of young males in downtown Cleveland

Hell, we weren't even treated to the normal codeword of "youths" to describe the attackers.

6 posted on 07/27/2013 7:29:57 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: upbeat5
He was, however, cleared for action on Saturday, so it appears the attack won't have any lasting effects.

Ah, good. So all's well that ends well.

I certainly hope these "young males" got that out of their system.

7 posted on 07/27/2013 7:30:14 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

A group of young men minding their own business walking home from buying Skittles saw this creepy Cracka and just knew he needed a beat down to put him in place.

He didn’t even file a police report, he learned his place.

//sarcasm


8 posted on 07/27/2013 7:30:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL; upbeat5
How did they know he was a professional athlete who was on the road.

It's a darn good thing this didn't happen to some hapless citizen who is not as physically fit as Schippers.

9 posted on 07/27/2013 7:34:04 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: upbeat5

Are they suggesting that a hotel that has a major league team staying there doesn’t have either a late night cafe or room service? I don’t believe it. Something hinky about this story


10 posted on 07/27/2013 7:34:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: upbeat5
In 46 appearances this season, Scheppers has posted a 1.74 ERA and a 1.88 K/BB ratio.

Too bad Scheppers can't hit, because none of the other Rangers can.

11 posted on 07/27/2013 7:36:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nifster

Have you never left your hotel, to do a food run? It’s pretty common. Don’t start blaming the victim.


12 posted on 07/27/2013 7:37:53 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Nifster
Are they suggesting that a hotel that has a major league team staying there doesn’t have either a late night cafe or room service? I don’t believe it. Something hinky about this story

I'll take a crack. He was several sheets to the wind. Hence, his athletic skills were compromised and his judgment numbed.

13 posted on 07/27/2013 7:39:38 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Hence, his athletic skills were compromised and his judgment numbed.

Pretty much describes the rest of the team, just like their coke-addled Manager.

14 posted on 07/27/2013 7:40:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I am not blaming anyone. When I have arrived at a hotel late at night (late night food run was the story’s description) I have NEVER left the hotel. Cleveland has the same type of reputation as Baltimore. In neither city did I leave the hotel a night.

There is something called common sense and a small bit of caution. It is not as if these cities have pristine reputations....haven’t for years


16 posted on 07/27/2013 7:41:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: dfwgator

The Rangers have been Mastersoned.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 7:47:37 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Nifster
OK, I see your point. When I go to Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, etc. I like to go out for a walkabout at night. Never felt threatened. I'll head your advice, next time I'm in Cleveland though (not likely to ever go to Baltimore -- saw enough of it on The Wire). It's a shame how many U.S. inner cities have become wastelands. We have some problem areas here in Canada (downtown Winnipeg comes to mind); but, we don't have the same level of racial animus, nor have we had "white flight" from the inner cities.
18 posted on 07/27/2013 7:48:18 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: upbeat5

The “Knock-Out Game” hits the MLB. Will the people ever be told that the “young males” are young BLACK males, and ALWAYS are?


19 posted on 07/27/2013 7:48:42 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Nifster

Last time I stayed in a Hooliday Inn, and its been a while, they charged me $12 for a burger and fries.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 7:50:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nifster
Are they suggesting that a hotel that has a major league team staying there doesn’t have either a late night cafe or room service?

If they do or don't, what the hell is the difference. I have stayed in many of those same '4-Star' downtown hotels where the teams stay and never thought twice about walking down the street for a pizza or beer.

Why do you have to find some conspiracy here when the answer is pretty damn obvious? He ran into a pack of feral "youts" who just wanted to get whitey -- any whitey, it don't matter who it is. It is happening more and more often now.

21 posted on 07/27/2013 7:53:47 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: upbeat5

The comments are written like they came from FR..!


22 posted on 07/27/2013 7:55:07 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: upbeat5
I clicked on the link, as I usually do, but noticed a strange color bar for the tab.

Any explanation for that?

23 posted on 07/27/2013 7:55:56 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It is important to know your surroundings....In SF or Oakland or LA I would not go out after dark either. There are all sorts of cities where night time travel is not advised no matter who you are


24 posted on 07/27/2013 8:00:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: GeronL

better than possibly losing your life


25 posted on 07/27/2013 8:00:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I’m surprised pro sports teams don’t have a policy about players leaving the hotel on their own when they’re traveling on the road.


26 posted on 07/27/2013 8:03:44 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Ditto

I found no conspiracy. I merely asked a question. I hope your bravado never costs you your life. If as you say it was a pack of ‘feral youts’ then that is all the more reason to stay indoors. My point was simply that in some cities (for decades now) it is not safe to travel outdoors after dark.

I suggested nothing else.


27 posted on 07/27/2013 8:03:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

It is important to know your surroundings....In SF or Oakland or LA I would not go out after dark either. There are all sorts of cities where night time travel is not advised no matter who you are

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I will see your list and raise you a Chicago and a Milwaukee!


28 posted on 07/27/2013 8:05:24 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: upbeat5
This comment pretty well tells the truth of the matter;

C'mon White people!! LET'S GO MARCH!! LET'S DEMAND JUSTICE!! ......aw #$%$ I have to go to WORK!

29 posted on 07/27/2013 8:06:15 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: upbeat5

Tanner Treyvoned in Cleveland.


30 posted on 07/27/2013 8:08:15 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: montag813

“Will the people ever be told that the “young males” are young BLACK males, and ALWAYS are?”

No need.

Seriously, this cryptic 21’st century news reporting style is in itself racist in a perverse way, in that if race isn’t mentioned, it is simply to be assumed by the reader that the perpetrators were black, even if they weren’t (OK, not likely, but PLAUSIBLE) - which is yet another example of liberal racism.


31 posted on 07/27/2013 8:10:24 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: upbeat5

It’s going to get to the point that whites are going to have to travel in fire teams.

The weekend walk becomes a movement to contact in a diamond formation.


32 posted on 07/27/2013 8:16:34 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: upbeat5

Yup, obviously a black on white hate crime. Holder, where the hell are you? Sharptoung, where the hell are you? Jessie, guess you don’t want to go out for a walk in Cleveland, the footsteps you hear behind you won’t be those of a white man. Barry O Soretello, the perps look just like they could be your sons.


33 posted on 07/27/2013 8:17:38 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

The comments after the story are worth reading. I don’t think that Yahoo could keep the censoring up with the posts.


34 posted on 07/27/2013 8:21:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nifster
I found no conspiracy. I merely asked a question.

Really? Here's what you said in post #10.

"I don’t believe it. Something hinky about this story"

So do you think this guy was doing something else other that just walking back to his hotel? That's the way your post read to me.

I hope your bravado never costs you your life.

It's not 'Bravado' to walk down the street in downtown. Yes, you have to keep you eyes open, but that is true anywhere and always has been.

It's bad luck to run into a pack of feral punks playing the 'knock-out game' and in the last couple of years, they have become a menace in many cities because no one wants to address the problem. They might meet the wrath of Al Sharpton if they do.

35 posted on 07/27/2013 8:27:40 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Nifster

Maybe he just doesn’t like the idea of twenty-five bucks for a Tuna sandwich, four potato chips, and a toothpick.


36 posted on 07/27/2013 8:30:00 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Agreed, read them before posting.


37 posted on 07/27/2013 8:31:25 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: upbeat5
As usual, a bunch of black "Yewts" assault a white male, and the reports do NOT report the Race aspect.....what a crock.

Cleveland is a ghost town at night, with only a concentrated Casino crowd, and the rest of the city cowers under black roaming drug-users, gangsta-wannabe's, and general parasitic trash.

38 posted on 07/27/2013 8:38:53 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: dfwgator

“Too bad Scheppers can’t hit, because none of the other Rangers can.”

Considering he’s a pitcher in a league that uses designated hitters, his chances of hitting are pretty slim. That being said, the Rangers are darn near unwatchable any more.


39 posted on 07/27/2013 8:52:21 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: Texas Eagle

Amish. Lots of Amish hooligans in Ohio.


40 posted on 07/27/2013 9:03:04 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

People should be able to walk in any decent city without being lynched. Needs to CCW.


41 posted on 07/27/2013 9:51:12 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: upbeat5

Connect the dots
CNN Guest Lashes Out At Juror B29’s ‘Empty’ Apologies For Verdict, Scolded By Fellow Guests
Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:17:18 AM · 28 of 30
mosesdapoet to 2ndDivisionVet
Too many on both sides are playing with this. It’s the second time the President of the United States has interjected himself into a confrontation between those in authority on legal grounds reasonably questioned and released someone involved in a curious activity.

In both cases those representing “authority” were reported as “white” . In the second case the person working security was attacked after questioning an activity while on private rights of way and allowing the person to continue on their way. Who doubled back and attacked the “neighborhood watch” worker beating him severly on the ground and the attacker was subsequently killed in a struggle over the Neighborhood Watchman’s legal pistol.

In the second case both were dark skined.

Since the Zimmernan not guilty verdict has been rendered, the facts of this case are still being shamefully being concealed by the media to the extent they are advancing and are complicit in permitting a putrid injstice to be committed of the worst order,organized and instituted by our governent.While denied. It began as a miscalculation when a surname of a Jewish origin shot up and lighted the heavens like a star shell in the darkest of nights. It would have been difused if the media used pictures of both side by side because they look like cousins. And the area where this occured of paycheck to paycheck struggling homeowners of all races trying to protect themselves had been reported and not some ritzy all white enclave.they portrayed..Worse yet the media is still pilling it on with ABC editing a a black jury members (remember when they were all white)t remarks to make it sound like she accused Zimmerman of murder.

Instead the party that hypenated itself from God at their 2012 convention into demo-coms, and believe that all groups should be hyphenated , Afro-American, Hispanic-American, etc..Decided Zimmerman to be the egg that is to be broken,. sacrificed, so that we have an omlet..Just like Stalin did to the Ukrainian land owners known as Kulacks whom he executed, (and used that egg example) in a soclal engineering plan to organize collectives during a Russian drought..Because as we have learned there seems to be the intention to use a collective data base to create collectives.where a utopia of uniforimity of conformity exists. As was done in Detroit, and Oakland California.only this time a poor whitey or blacky won’t be able to move,.

Just as with the energy plan where the cost of fuel used for energy and transportation has skyrocketed placing those on fixed or limited incomes dependent on government handouts because of this regimes socialist policies the sacrifice of Zimmerman must die for . This time to another communist plan. We all move together in centers designed and approved by comrades running the collective who (just like Obamacare aren’t in it) won’t and never live there.

Why is this being done ? Who accompained Obama on his many trips around the world at taxpayer expence ? Were they the heavy hitters or their friends holding the president’s hand ? Never looked into either by the House and certainly not even speculated about or reported on by the media. Seems like that could be considered pay back at US taxpayer expence. Isn’t that an impeachable offense ? Now if somebody even suggests impeachment. What better way to discourage that by organizing the base for riots in the streets ?


42 posted on 07/28/2013 12:16:26 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: GeronL

The context of the word “Cracka” as used by the Travon witness is an adjective, as in “crack that ass open”, she was referring to Zimmerman being a crazy homosexual rapist wanting to rape Travon Martian....


43 posted on 07/28/2013 4:23:48 AM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: The New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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To: Nifster

“In SF or Oakland or LA I would not go out after dark either.”

The upscale Marina/Lower Pacific Heights district in SF is very safe with a miniscule crime rate.

Mostly hi-end shops and bars that rich white kids go to.

I’ve spent many a night there well after 2:00 AM and never seen or had any type of problem with anyone.


44 posted on 07/28/2013 5:01:24 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (FUBO and that pre-op Tranny you call a wife!)
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To: upbeat5

Re: the comments

People know what is up. Even in liberal city newspapers, the locals will make lots of similar comments in a case like this. Then the paper disables conments.


45 posted on 07/28/2013 5:45:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

The beating was justified. The creepy ass cracka probably looked at them.


46 posted on 07/28/2013 5:47:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: upbeat5

Even the people commenting at Yahoo are on to the media’s bullsh*t...it’s time to call a spade a...er...it’s time to tell the truth about the race of the attackers in such incidents, and let the chips fall where they may. The media is just making bigger fools of themselves.


47 posted on 07/28/2013 5:51:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: upbeat5

I see ‘Carlos Danger’ has weighed in...


48 posted on 07/28/2013 5:52:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: upbeat5

This type of BS has been on going in downtown Cleveland for several years now. Going back around 10 years ago we were visiting northern Ohio doing the Canton (NFL Hall of Fame) Cleveland (Rock @ Roll Hall of Fame) type tour. We spent the night at a nice hotel in downtown Cleveland and were advised not to walk around in the area after dark.


49 posted on 07/28/2013 5:56:23 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: upbeat5

I’ve been waiting to see if ESPN ‘frontpages’ this story about a MLB player being attacked in a major American city...apparently they thought the WNBA (yes, it’s still around) all-star game and the foul-mouthed David (it’s our f*ck*ng city) Ortiz having a snit were more important...


50 posted on 07/28/2013 5:59:43 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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