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I don't know/remember a specific incident, but I do recall Hairston celebrating a HR by walking with the bat a ways in a game against the Yankess while he was still an Oriole. From what I remember the Yankess threw at a batter shortly after. I also vaguely remember a 2b sliding incident w/ Hairston and the Yankees, but don't remember if he was covering or the base runner. Maybe someone else will remember.

Note: Darnell McDonald does not look very good in the OF

I don't remember the incident with the Yankees, but he had a little spat with the Cards' middle infield while he was with the Cubs over a slide with his hands up and I don't think that was the only time. My take, Hairston always seems to sound very defensive and get his back up whenever there's the slightest inkling that someone disagrees with him. I can see it annoying some people.

Just squash it: In the seventh inning of Friday night's game, the Cubs' Jerry Hairston and Cardinals infielders Mark Grudzielanek and David Eckstein got in each other's faces.

Hairston had slid into second, trying to break up a double play that Todd Walker had grounded into. As Hairston slid, he had a hand up, giving the appearance that he was trying to take out Eckstein as he leaped to throw to first.

After the game, Eckstein said there were no malicious words exchanged and that he and Hairston are on good terms.

"Hairston plays the game hard," Eckstein said. "We just had a discussion and that was it."

Hairston said he usually puts his hands up when he slides but not in an attempt to take the shortstop or second baseman out.

"I think it was in the heat of the moment," Hairston said of the confrontation. "I've known him for a while, and it was one of those things, my arm went up and when you slide, you're supposed to have your arms go up. We squashed it. I've been accused of a lot of things, but being a dirty player is never one. It's over."

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050723&content_id=1141849&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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If Hairston was capable of remaining healthy Brian Roberts might be a nice utility player for the Brewers or something. He couldn't, and most folks don't change.

If folks "don't change", Cal's "streak" would be another 300 games. He missed more than a hundred games over his final two seasons, most of the time because of injuries.

There may be such a thing as "injury prone", but it's trumped by simply bad luck most of the time.

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If folks "don't change", Cal's "streak" would be another 300 games. He missed more than a hundred games over his final two seasons, most of the time because of injuries.

Your first sentence is incorrect. Cal's streak didn't stop because of injuries. He purposely took himself out of the lineup one night, ending it of his own accord.

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I don't know/remember a specific incident, but I do recall Hairston celebrating a HR by walking with the bat a ways in a game against the Yankess while he was still an Oriole. From what I remember the Yankess threw at a batter shortly after. I also vaguely remember a 2b sliding incident w/ Hairston and the Yankees, but don't remember if he was covering or the base runner. Maybe someone else will remember.

Note: Darnell McDonald does not look very good in the OF

That was being generous ;)

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