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MLB Suspends Dempster Five Games

Irony is never a stranger to Major League Baseball.  Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster was suspended five games for plunking controversial New York Yankees slugger, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch.

Major league pitcher start every five or six games, depending on team off days, so in reality Dempster won’t miss any starts.

Dempster was not ejected after hitting Rodriguez in the second inning of the game.  The MLB ruled that Dempster should have been ejected from the game by home plate umpire, Brian O’Nora.

In the opinion of Major League Baseball, Dempster intentionally hit Rodriguez.

After the game, ARod had this to say, “Whether you like me or hate, that was wrong,  That was unprofessional and silly. It was kind of a silly way to get someone hurt on your team as well.  You can’t start throwing at people,”

MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola, Jr. made the announcement the announcement Tuesday afternoon.  Yankees manager, Joe Girardi, was also fined by the league.

  • Bill Burke

    Yea ,he was wrong to hit him, His biggest hurt will come when he gets suspended…But hey he is swimming in money,but he will carry this really bad decisions on himself