Vicente Padilla broke Aaron Rowand’s face with a pitch. Manny Ramirez came out for a curtain call while the opposing pitcher was in the middle of his delivery. Was either instance retribution-worthy? You decide.
One has to learn the unwritten rules at some point. To judge by this no-hitter story, high school is not the place where it happens.
Broadcasters talking about a no-hitter as it happens (or not talking about it, in many cases) continues to be a point of contention with fans.
Chris Carpenter became the first pitcher in memory to retaliate for an offense (in this case, D-Backs pitcher Edwin Jackson hitting him on the wrist with a pitch) not from the mound, but on the basepaths.
Alex Rodriguez crossed the pitcher’s mound in Oakland on his way back to first base. Pitcher Dallas Braden made sure that A-Rod knew exactly what he did wrong.
Does Dallas Braden even have the big league bona fides to call out a superstar like A-Rod? In some cases, absolutely not. In this case, yes.
Baseball writer Allen Barra disagrees with the assertions set forth in this blog. This blog attempts to set him straight.