We just got finished writing up a post over the most recent comments to come from B. J. Upton, Delmon Young and Elijah Dukes that were printed in a USA Today article last week (we will have that post for you tomorrow). But no sooner had we finished writing the post, and we hear that B. J. Upton has gone and screwed up again…

We want to make it clear that this is just a rumor at this point and we have been unable to confirm the story yet.

Apparently, during the Bulls game against Rochester last night, the Durham Bulls public address announcer was refusing to play the requested music of the “Big 3” as a protest against the article that appeared in USA Today. In the top of the 4th inning, after a close play at the plate, catcher Shawn Riggans and manager John Tamargo were ejected for arguing with the home plate umpire. In the bottom of the 5th B. J. Upton was called out on strikes for the 2nd time in the game. Afterwards, Upton alledgedly called up to the press box from the clubhouse to protest the decision to not play his song before his at-bats. Apparently Tamargo was in the press box looking for a replay of the close play at home plate when Upton called and overheard Upton’s complaints. As expected, Tamargo was livid pissed off friggin’ insane extremely upset and after the game gave Upton a spanking had a one-on-one meeting with Upton concerning the incident.

With Ty Wiggington on the DL and an open roster spot, Upton was the leading candidate to be called up to replace Wiggy. While there was no certainty in this move, it seems to be less likely now after the USA Today article and this latest incident of immaturity.



  1. todd says:

    If Tamargo was ejected shouldn't he have been out of the ballpark - or at least not permitted in the press box ?

    The Devil Rays continue to make poor decisions, despite the change in leadership in the FO.

    They can trade these minor league malcontents and get major league pitching. Lamar used to overvalue his minor league talent and rarely pulled the trigger, Kazmir being the exception.

    The Devil rays have a decent lineup, but they desperately need pitching. Why is it seemingly so hard for their front office to realize this and take action ?


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