D&B: Should The Braves Hit A Marlins Player Tonight?

Dukes & Bell
Wednesday, August 21st
 The guys hit the Dawg report.


Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy joined Dukes & Bell and talked about the Marlins hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. yet again, and is it worth retaliating? Murph said he doesn’t think it’s coming from Mattingly.   “Weren’t things even, after we threw Urena?” Murphy said “If Don Mattingly is old school there is no reason to keep this going, it’s like the good and evil in Star Wars, the problem is when things get out of whack there is a war. Honestly I don’t think it’s coming from Mattingly, I don’t like warnings because now things are out of whack, I don’t know when things will even up again.” When asked if it’s worth potentially losing a player if they retaliate.“It’s always worth it.” Murphy said “Here’s the point it’s always worth having the respect and understanding of the other team, and the culture of your team, it’s like the Acuna benching. Snitker can’t jeopardize the culture of your team for one game, the culture of your team always supersedes one player. Some people were saying we don’t want to bench him during the Dodgers game, well then you don’t have culture, it’s the same thing if you have to hit somebody you have to hit somebody.” “It’s not a distraction, Acuna did the wrong thing and he knew it.” “This isn’t him not running out a double play ball, he was stylin, he cost the team a base then he got thrown out at first, but this is no distraction.”  “Thankfully we have a cushion.” “If we’re not clicking the last week or so of the season then I’m worried, organizational depth is needed to make up for the injuries that are inevitable for your ball club but if you’re not healthy at the end of the year then there are problems.”  “It’s an outrage.” “We were just talking about Acuna last week, all things being equal you have to talk the infielder for MVP, I won as an outfielder but personally if there was an infielder I was neck and neck with you’ve got to take the infielder


Frank Caliendo joined Dukes & Bell.