The Athletic Reporter
September 12, 2005 Sports News the Way You Want It. Completely Made Up. Issue 127
Clubhouse Wall Files Civil Suit Against Kevin Brown
Originally posted 9/6/2004

Yankee pitcher Kevin Brown, seen here recovering from surgery on his left hand, allegedly attacked the Yankee Stadium clubhouse wall on Friday.
NEW YORK - The wall of the New York Yankees' clubhouse has filed a lawsuit in civil court against New York Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown, The Athletic Reporter has learned. Brown, who broke two bones in his left hand after punching the wall in frustration Friday night during a game against Baltimore, has since apologized to the wall. "Apologies are all well and good," said the wall Sunday, "but the damage has been done, and I expect adequate compensation."

"I would like to apologize to my teammates, and to Yankee fans everywhere," Brown said this weekend following surgery on his left, non-pitching hand. "I let my temper get the better of me, and there is no excuse for that. Still, it would be nice if the media could focus on all of the starts I've had this year during which I didn't punch the clubhouse wall and break my hand. Also, I've apologized to the wall, but, apparently the wall is not willing to leave it at that."

The Yankees have stated that if Brown misses the rest of the season due to the injuries he sustained during his altercation with the wall, they will file a countersuit. "The way I hear it," said Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, "the wall had it coming. Apparently, the wall has been taunting and abusing Kevin Brown repeatedly over the course of this season, and Friday was just the last straw. Clearly, there's no place for a clubhouse wall like that in the Yankee organization."

Steinbrenner also announced that the wall had been fired, and demanded that the wall clean out its desk and vacate the premises by Monday morning. As a result, the wall said to be considering a wrongful termination suit against the Yankees in addition to its complaint against Kevin Brown.

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