Major League Baseball handed down their ruling in reguard to the little scuffle last Friday in San Francisco. The Giants escaped with no more then a few fines, while Shane Victorino recieved a three game suspension.
Major League Baseball claims that “Victorino’s aggressive actions prolonged the bench-clearing incident between the Clubs.”
Apparently they felt that the Giants who hit Victorino on purpose had nothing to do with the incident?
I think that the luckiest player of them all was Ramon Ramirez. So this guy is having a bad day and decides to hit a player on purpose, and there is no repercussion? Was he not the instigator here? Would this have even happened if Ramirez had kept his cool and actually pitched to Shane? No.
MLB got this one wrong.
I’m not saying that Shane didn’t get what was coming to him, but he surely was not the only one that deserved to be suspended.
Undisclosed fines have been issued to Placido Polanco, Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez and Giants catcher Eli Whiteside for their roles in the incident.Follow me on Twitter!