Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Warnings and sanctions on fighting NCAA players

The NCAA spared the players involved in the bench clearing and near brawl incidents in a Mapua-Perpetual game but cracked the whip on an Emilio Aguinaldo high school cager for a punching foul he committed in their game versus Arellano U last Sunday at The Arena in San Juan City.

Management Committee chair Frank Gusi of host San Sebastian yesterday suspended Aldrin Guinita for a game for a punch he threw against an Arellano player.

“He’s (Guinita) suspended for one game,” said Gusi.

Mapua’s Ray Cabrera and Narr Garay, for their part, will not be sacked for a game for bench clearing that led to their ejection in a game they won over the Altas, 79-65.

League commissioner Aric del Rosario also issued stern warnings to Perpetual Help’s Arnold Danganan, Chrisper Elopre and Mark Sumera and Mapua’s Jason Pascual and Michael Parala for their unsportsmanlike conduct.

Danganan was slapped a flagrant foul he committed against Mapua’s Andretti Stevens while Elopre, Sumera, Pascual and Parala a technical foul apiece for pushing and shoving.

“They were all reprimanded,” said del Rosario. The commissioner warned Danganan though that another flagrant in future games will mean automatic one-game suspension. Another three more will mean the offending player will be banned for the rest of the season. “We’ve instituted this new ruling because we want to prevent fights from breaking out. We will not tolerate this kind of behavior in this league,” he said.

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