Re: Don Zimmer
posted at 6/6/2014 4:06 PM EDT
In response to J-BAY's comment:
In response to steven11's comment:
In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
RIP Don. A baseball man through and through. We may debate the Pedro/Zim dustup to eternity, but there ain't many 60 something coaches gonna jump in the fray in a melee like that. Stand up guy ... oh and the whole Buffalohead thing, sorry about that Zim - different times.
Nice post, those old time coaches were the first one's out of the dugout when a fight broke out. Pedro had just pointed to his head when looking at the Ray dug out, so he was the logical one to go for. Bad timing by Pedro to talk about Zim this week in a negative manner.
First of all, it was against the Yankees. Secondly, Pedro directed the pointing to his head, toward Posada. Zimmer misinterpreted it was toward him, which is what cause him to come out of the dugout. As far as the timing, Pedro was in Boston for the 2004, 10 year anniversary, and was asked about the incident by the media, during interviews. That said, I hope out of respect going forward, Pedro will decline to speak of it again, asked or not.
I had just watched the video before posting, sorry about the slip. The Ray player with Zim's name on his back stands out when writing about him.
Watching the video I noticed Ortiz watched the incident and it looks like David was heading over to help Don. A few Yankee must have got there first and David headed the other way.
Not to beat the subject but Pedro used too much force to throw Don down. Pedro should have stepped aside like the batters did when he went head hunting with 95 mph fastballs.