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Rumors surround Ponson's dismissal

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07:17 AM ET 06.10 | This should already be a dead issue, really, except for the second-guessers and the wild rumors that continue to circulate about why Sidney Ponson was really banished. My only complaint about the way the Rangers handled this -- and it's a mild one -- is that they didn't run Ponson off four days earlier, when he embarrassed the team and himself with an ugly incident at the hotel bar while the team was playing at Tampa Bay. Observers say that when the bartender there tried to cut off a clearly already over-served Ponson, the Aruban right-hander became enraged, challenged him to fight and teammates had to intervene. And Ponson was pitching against the Rays the next day. "Ron [Washington] addressed it on the spot and some of our players did as well," said GM John Daniels. "It was partial judgment call and partial circumstances. We just decided not to take action at that point." What apparently is not at all true is any part of another popular rumor of a confrontation between Ponson and second baseman Ian Kinsler in the shower in which Michael Young intervened and suffered his broken finger and strained groin. "Unless there's an Oliver Stone cover-up here that I'm not aware of, that's not the case at all," Daniels said. "Michael hurt his finger in the weight room and his groin was fine until he strained it scoring from first the other day."

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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