DODGERS The SHOHEI INTERPRETER saga

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  1. irish

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    followed by the discovery that freddie’s grandparents founded the kkk
     
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    Wait ... what!? You mean they didn’t?
     
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    At least we have the PCL Player of the Year at 3B in our system. Oh, wait a minute...
     
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    Where I am at is as long as betting on baseball wasn't involved (And it doesn't appear to be), I could not give a shit, as long as it doesn't affect his availability. Whether it was Shohei or Ippei placing the bets. He wants to blow all his money on soccer or any other sport gambling, who gives a shit? I also suspect this is where MLB's stance would be too. It would just end up like Jared Cosart's situation did. and as far as I understand from my online readings, the feds usually like to go after the bookies and not the clients. Like this gambling shit is legal in 40 states too. If he was paying off Ippei's debt, again, so what? If he really got stolen from then I just feel really bad for him.
     
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    I agree with most of this except the middle part. If he (Ohtani, not Ippei) used an illegal bookie, thereby breaking a state law, MLB will have to discipline in some way. The whole thing about the law coming down - as well as the court if public opinion - on just the provider of the illegal activity and not the client goes out the window when you're a celebrity... just ask Robert Kraft.
     
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    Doesn't any know how to fall on the sword anymore for their masters?
    Time to sharpen the Seppuku blades...
     
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    Shogun.
     
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    sure, then he can be fined just like Jared Cosart was. but no suspension.
     
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    Statistics show, Andy...
     
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    and the other thing…
    there are signs posted at the entrance of every mlb locker room that state “no gambling”
    i also believe (though not 100% sure) it’s also part of the owners/players assn contractual agreement
     
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    those signs say no gambling... on baseball. if players are legally gambling on other sports, they do not give a shit
     
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    Where's your Moses n-o-o-ow ? (Spoken like Edward G. Robinson)
    The Dodgers odds to win the WS is now 5000-1.
    What a difference a day makes....
     
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    Shohei preparing today's presser....

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    Here is part of Ohtani's statement, which he read in Japanese and was translated by Dodgers interpreter Will Ireton:

    "I wanted to be here to be able to talk. I'm sure it was a tough week for fans and the organization. On a personal note, I'm very saddened and shocked that someone I trusted has done this. Obviously today there are things that I am limited to talk about. I do have a document in front of me that will detail what has happened.

    "I never bet on baseball or any other sports. I have never asked anybody to do that on my behalf. I have never gone through a bookmaker to bet on sports. Up until a couple of days ago, I didn't know this was happening.

    "Just to go over the result, Ippei has been stealing money from my account, and has told lies.

    "... The first time I knew about this gambling -- Ippei's gambling -- was after the first game (in Korea) when we had the team meeting in the clubhouse. During the team meeting Ippei was speaking English and I didn't have a translator at my side. But even with that, I started to feel that there was something amiss.

    "...Obviously I never agreed to pay off the debt or make payments to the bookmaker. And finally, when we went to the hotel and talked one to one, that was when I found out he has massive debt, and it was revealed during the meeting that Ippei admitted that he was sending money using my account to the bookmaker.

    "And at that moment -- obviously it was an absurd thing that was happening -- I contacted my representatives at that point. When I was finally able to talk to my representatives, that's when my representatives found out Ippei has been lying the whole time. And that's when I contacted the Dodgers and my lawyers.

    "In conclusion, I do want to make it clear I never bet on sports or have willfully sent money to the bookmaker. To summarize how I'm feeling right now, I'm beyond shocked. It's hard to verbalize how I'm feeling at this point."

    Will Ireton then made a call to a guy named Tommy and said something about "five dimes on the Pacers-Clippers over 233 ..."


    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/...ut-interpreters-lies-denies-paying-bookmaker/
     
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    Queue Charlie Hustle...

    "Well, back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I wish I’d have had an interpreter. I’d be scot-free..."
     
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    Fuck Rose. He's the only player in a century of MLB to have been determined to bet on baseball. Until somebody else has been found to do the same, he's the lone pariah, the sole black eye on the sport in that regard. Comments like this prove he never felt atonement and never will. I'm glad that his name will not be on display in Cooperstown, at least not in his lifetime.
     
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