Maybe he wanted to be the hero, the martyr, the trendsetter by sending a message to all of baseball that steroid users are not welcome in this game. But the union Ryan Dempster supports believes that Alex Rodriguez should be playing baseball right now because he’s exercising his right to appeal a 211-game suspension.
Dempster may have won over Boston fans and maybe Dempster got all kinds of high-fives and accolades in the Red Sox clubhouse. Maybe it will be portrayed as Good beating Evil and maybe Dempster’s iPhone will be lit up with texts saying, “Attaboy, Ryan.”
But the intelligence of plunking Rodriguez Sunday night wasn’t sound. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.