Friday, May 26, 2006
The boom has been lowered.
One Cub and three White Sox have been disciplined for their participation in a brawl last weekend, according to Bob Watson, vice president of on-field operations for Major League Baseball.
The Cubs start the fight and two Sox players are suspended? And why the heck would AJ be fined? Because he didn’t fall down when he was sucker punched?
And after admitting he made a huge mistake, the cowardly sucker-puncher immediately appealed his suspension.
I was at that game and I said then that not only should Barrett have been tossed out immediately (the umps took forever to make the ruling) he should have been arrested. I saw a Chicago cop that I know at the game, and I demanded that he uphold his sworn duty and go onto the field and arrest the fiend. (OK, that’s a joke, just to be clear.)
UPDATE: From a Major League Baseball press release:
White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski has been fined an undisclosed amount for his conduct during the incident.
His conduct? He was punched!