Thursday, August 24, 2017

Disgraceful Actions at Yankee Tiger Game Today

I was at work today so I did not watch the Mets or Yankees who were playing in the afternoon.  There were three brawls at the Yankee-Tiger game after pitches were thrown at batters.  There are several issues involved here:
  • Grown men who make millions of dollars a year should not act like children.  Youngsters who watch baseball idolize these players and often emulate them.
  • A major league pitcher throws a ball at 95 miles an hour.  A player could be very seriously injured when hit by a pitch.  I'll never forget how that jerk Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza in 2000.
  • One of the fights started out between Austin Romine and Miguel Cabrera.  But why must both benches and the bullpens come out and join the fight?  In the NHL there is a rule that states that the third man in a fight can be suspended.  Maybe a similar rule should be made n baseball to prevent these bench clearing brawls.
  • From what I've heard, the umpires were not in control.  Maybe they need training on how to handle these situations.  Did the police at the stadium get involved?
  • Several players on the Yankees will likely be suspended.  This can be devastating to a team in a pennant race.

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