Dempster was a prick over that. I know I've said I'd drill Arod without hesitation, but lets be brutally clear here, there's no part of what Dempster did that is "ok" in any way shape or form. He threw behind him first, what a dick move that is, listen if you want to send a message, man the fuck up and send it, don't screw around throwing behind guys, that's just showing that you lack the cojones to do it properly first time. Then he throws two inside then rather than hitting him where he should, he hits him up and despite the fact it was obvious he only gets a warning and Girardi gets tossed for it for arguing that Dempster deserved the heave-ho. Warning SHOULD have been issued after the first pitch of the AB, but wasn't, Dempster's going to find himself on the end of a suspension for that and frankly, I can't wait to see if any of our guys turn round and bean atleast one of their whiny little bitches next time round. Rodriguez for what it's worth let his bat do the talking later on and got his measure of revenge.
Whatever you think about the whole situation with Alex Rodriguez, whatever you believe, there's some simple facts - as he has chosen to appeal, like any other player under the CBA he has the right to continue playing under appeal. If you want to lean on the union for support during your own issues, you got to accept the conditions they have collectively bargained for you, otherwise you're looking to have all of the benefits for you but none of them for anyone else, like it or lump it, that there is the rule. Arod can continue to play prior to his appeal so as not to prejudge the case - otherwise you could wind up with a situation where you punish a guy for being innocent.
Then again, I expect nothing more than bullshit classlessness from Boston, the whole organisation is a disgrace.