Looks like he is going on bereavement list. Somebody close to him isn't doing well.
This is NOT confirmed.
In the Game Notes on ESPN.
"Giants 1B Aubrey Huff missed his third game while attending to a family emergency. Manager Bruce Bochy wasn't sure after the game when he will rejoin the club."
Probably. But if someone called you at the hotel and said "Your mother is dying".. Would you wait to find management and inform them first? Or would you be calling airlines on your way to the airport?
I want to bash Aubrey as much as anyone. But if he's got a family member that's dying, I don't care if he left the team hanging. It's just a game.
I heard Bochy on an interview on KNBR before Tuesday's game, and he said Huff's situation didn't qualify for the berievement leave program, otherwise they would have already called someone else to replace him.
The interviewer asked if there were another avenue the team could take to replace his roster spot in the near term, and Bochy said he needed to talk to Brian (assuming Sabean) about their options, that he wasn't up on these types of rules, and that it was an active discussion.
No mention from Bochy as to the nature of the emergency.
In the age of instant communication, if it were just a temper tantrum we'd know by now.
Bochy's not that good at hiding anger.
"It's called wounded pride."
I have NO idea whether that's true or not...but it IS the first thought that came to my head. Huff was criticized in 2011 for his attitude and behavior in the clubhouse. He went negative and never came out of it. So much for veteran leadership.
One of the things Huff did in 2011 that really angered me was to dog it in LF, forcing the team to move him back to 1B, with Belt moving to the OF.
When Huff was quoted that his first step was to 1B, while playing 2B, and that it happened out of instinct, I thought "hooey". These guys are baseball players. They're professionals. I can't believe the SS didn't walk him through the basic options...ball to my side, cover 2B...ball to your side, come to me or go to 1B if you don't field cleanly or it's slowly hit.
I know the game moves at an incredibly fast speed, but it's not as if Huff hasn't seen more than his share of hard hit screamers coming his way. He's an IF, for heaven's sake.
I do think Huff was very embarrassed by the outcome of his play...or lack, thereof, as he should have been...but what it really boils down to is that the guy does not appear to be willing to put his team in front of his own selfish interests. He pouts when he's asked to do things that SOMEONE has to do. I can easily imagine him saying "That's not my job.".
So while it's completely possible that Aubrey Huff is tending to a true medical or family emergency, I do have to admit my first response was that he took his ball and went home. Either way, I wish him the best of all things...either a positive resolution to his family emergency, or an attitude adjustment enabling him to come back to the Giants and play the way the club is paying him to play.
He is mourning....his career died. RIP "HUFF's MLB CAREER".
On a serious note, hope him and his family are doing well, if any of his close friends or family members are in grave condition, obviously he gets a pass.
If its not that, and its a head or pride thing, or substance abuse, he needs to goto a psychologist\rehab and then AA or AAA to work those problems out and not be a distraction to his teammates.
Go Giants, we need a WIN today!
No further updates on Aubrey Huff tonight. It doesn’t sound like he’ll be here tomorrow, though. According to @FresnoForecast on Twitter, Joaquin Arias was pulled in the sixth inning of tonight’s game. He’s a very reasonable replacement if Huff needs to miss any time.
Iteresting this morning line,,0800.. gives us another infield replacement as Pablo and Craw need a day off maybe,, Arias plays like end of ST he will do fine,, which puts Theriot on block perhaps.. he lost 15 lbs while sick and may not be able yet to play all out,, he did not weight that much to start..lol
Exactly. You tell one person you are leaving, and ask them to pass on the information along with your cell number.
I had a similar situation at a conference in Phoenix, where I was scheduled to speak. I asked a colleague if he was up to speed on my topic, and he said, "GO HOME NOW."
I told another colleague the same thing when we were team-teaching in Toronto and he heard that his Dad had been admitted to a hospital in Laguna.
FAMILY IS #1.