Braves place coach on 'administrative leave'

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ATLANTA  — The Atlanta Braves have placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave pending their investigation into homophobic comments and crude gestures he made toward fans before a game in San Francisco last weekend.

McDowell also is accused of threatening a fan who objected to his actions with a baseball bat. The former major league reliever apologized in a statement, but the team barred him from the bench heading into a three-game series against St. Louis.

The Braves' minor league pitching coordinator, Dave Wallace, will take over for McDowell during the investigation. Major League Baseball says it's waiting to hear from the team before deciding on possible penalties.

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greygranny
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greygranny 04/29/11 - 03:28 pm
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Memories of John Rocker.

Memories of John Rocker.

unclemorriss
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unclemorriss 04/29/11 - 04:06 pm
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Again, political correctness

Again, political correctness stands in the way of free speech!

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Bonk 04/29/11 - 05:00 pm
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free speech!!! give me a

free speech!!! give me a break! I guess unclemorriss hasn't read the full account of the incident. He is either an idiot or had to be drunk or both. Read the full incident and then comment ok unclemorriss? Or do you always jump to conclusions before getting the fact?

Bonk
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Bonk 04/29/11 - 05:41 pm
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Is the Augusta Chronicle

Is the Augusta Chronicle going to report this entire story on not? Isn't a newspaper responsible for commuicating the facts to the community?

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stewartist 04/30/11 - 10:41 am
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free speech has nothing to do

free speech has nothing to do with it. Everyone has the right to pick their nose in public, but they also know it's just not the right thing to do too.

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