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Thread: Jays suspend Pillar for 2 games

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    Pillar for Felipe Rivero

    Do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Pillar is younger than most posters here and grew up in California. Pretty sure it's never in his life been cool to call someone a faggot.
    Depends on the group of friends he hung out with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalAtBat View Post
    Pillar for Felipe Rivero

    Do it
    Please don't do it.
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    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    If Pillar's hitting is for real, he's up there with Trout. Pillar is bordering on untouchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    If Pillar's hitting is for real, he's up there with Trout. Pillar is bordering on untouchable.
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    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruber92 View Post
    Ok.. You know as well as everybody else that he used that word in the heat of a frustrating angry moment. Is that a valid excuse? No it's not an excuse but he didn't mean it for in sense of what the word actually means. He used it in the same context as words like "asshole", "shithead". If he called him a "motherfucker" instead would that express offense to all the mothers in the world? If Motte is an out of the closet homosexual, then it would be different. Society is slowly changing for the better where people are starting to use these types of slurs less and less, but it takes time. Pillar grew up in a society where that word was used in general terms. I'm pretty certain he would never use that term against someone who he knows is openly gay. I don't know Pillar personally, but from what i've seen and heard while he's been here and from the media, he sounds like a decent respectful person. He's nowhere near douchbag levels, like Escobar. If what he said was said in a non impulsive situation, then that would also be different.

    To actually be serious about trading one of our best players who is having a career year because of this is fucking mind boggling. Also calling him a cancer in the clubhouse, like any of us would know? This is beyond frustrating.
    Snowflakes get their butt hurt so easy, it's so laughable. They don't have a clue about what real misery is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Pillar is younger than most posters here and grew up in California. Pretty sure it's never in his life been cool to call someone a faggot.
    It was perfectly acceptable in Canada when Pillar was in elementary school and perhaps even high school in some cases. I'm not sure about California, but it may have been the same.

    I can see with my grandparents that it is difficult for people to stop using words after society changes their meaning part way through their lives. Things can slip out in the heat of the moment.

    It's highly doubtful that any of his teammates or the opposing players took any offense to what he said. This move was made for the fans, who should be part of an inclusive environment. I agree with what they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalAtBat View Post
    Pillar for Felipe Rivero

    Do it
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    This calls for an apology tour, until Pillar cries in front of the camera, followed by trading him for next to nothing.
    That's the way we do it in Toronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Pillar is younger than most posters here and grew up in California. Pretty sure it's never in his life been cool to call someone a faggot.
    I don't know about that. Pillar is a few years older than I am and words like "faggot" or "retard" were extremely common growing up. They were used in casual language like how someone today might call someone else a dick in a harmless or non-malicious manner.

    I've been watching old seasons of Big Brother and even in Season 7 episodes (aired in 2006), "retard" makes the cut all the time. You'd never see a word like that make it to screen today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedLogic View Post
    I don't know about that. Pillar is a few years older than I am and words like "faggot" or "retard" were extremely common growing up. They were used in casual language like how someone today might call someone else a dick in a harmless or non-malicious manner.

    I've been watching old seasons of Big Brother and even in Season 7 episodes (aired in 2006), "retard" makes the cut all the time. You'd never see a word like that make it to screen today.
    Yep "faggot" and "retard" were common insults when I was in junior high and even high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBJay View Post
    He's dead serious and I quite frankly, wholeheartedly agree.
    Trade Pillar and Stroman for Conforto and Syndergaard

    ETA: nevermind. Conforto with a 165 wRC+ and OPS over 1.000 so far this season! wow

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    Looks Atkins had to jump on a plane to Atlanta because of Pillar's stupidity.

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    Why does it matter now...players should treat it as a banned word or expect punishment. He got it, his reputation took a hit in some people's eyes. He'll have plenty of opportunity to make up for it (on and off the field).

    P.S you are idiots for taking NJH's bait. I won't apologize for calling you idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Yep "faggot" and "retard" were common insults when I was in junior high and even high school.
    Which one got sewed on your grad jacket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Havok View Post
    Which one got sewed on your grad jacket?
    Both 😜

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