I think some of those is boston are upset because it was done early in the game and hurt the sox. It fired up the yanks and the sox lost. I don't think anyone in boston is upset that arod was hit LOL!
If girardi is so offended and thinks that arod was being attacked by a weapon then I'm sure when he took over as manager he told all his pitchers that they can't ever throw at a batter. I'm also sure that under his watch that no yank pitcher has thrown at a batter and I'm sure that they will never throw at a batter as long as gerardi is manager. His concern for arod's safetly should be extended to all batters in both leauges.
I'm also sure that if a yank pitcher throws at a batter under girardi's watch that he will immediatly pull that pitcher and make him sit for a month!!!! I'm also sure that the moon is made out of cheese ;0)
You have a point, in a wayward sort of way, but his job is in protecting his players; and as a result, he may retaliate, but for that purpose only. One of the reasons he mentioned the danger was in response to the appalling reaction of the Fenway crowd. Also, you are taking an idealistic approach to claim Girardi as a hypocrite, partly due to your fandom. Sooner or later people get hit, accidentally or otherwise. His approach is, since it’s dangerous, this should be minimized. The approach with him is not to hit somebody just because they’ve done well for example; a common occurrence; but in his case, I can never recall it. To say it shall never happen is ridiculous, and you know it. BTW, How many RS were hit in this series? ZERO. NYY? FOUR, intentional or not. Also 3 knockdowns. I wonder how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.
This is a big story because it's august and things are slow. Talk shows don't have much to talk about so they are blowing this thing up, they are sensationalizing it for ratings.
YES. Then again, talk shows are kind of stupid, and I wish I could stop my addiction.
How many batters got hit yesterday, the day before, etc. Where is the outrage there?
To repeat for the umpteenth time; 4 straight pitches of that type of intent; something practically everyone agrees upon, is unprecedented.
Some batters get hit because they hit a home run! They get hit for doing their job, weapons are being thrown at them, they could get hurt, oh noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! I got it, no more throwing at batters, never, ever. If a pitcher hits a batter throw the book at him!!!!
Categorize this as a rant.
Don't you see how absurd this all is? What's the big deal? I can almost guarantee that if you replace the name arod with ortiz the yank fans on this thread would think that this is a non issues.
Ironic; it’s the RS fans that appear all up in arms here; the NYY fans appear relatively calm. However, if Ortiz was hit, I’m pretty sure fans of both persuasions, like in this case, would notice.
I, as others on this board post about this because I want too, nuf' said.
As is your right.
One more thing; I am not interested in doing this all night. I expect you to respond, but that shall be the last of it. If you want to claim victory, so be it.