Apparently, in Planet Yankee, if you charge the field and then are not daintily sidestepped or placed gently on the ground, despite the fact that you were running, swinging at someone like an out of control madman, you are a victim.
Pedro was behaving like a child, but Zimmer is to blame, and his being pushed to the ground in self-defense is his own stupid fault. I don;t give a shit if someone has bad knees and is 72 years old, if they come at me, I am defending myself. Yankee fans kill me- maybe if Pedro had just thrown a broken bat at Zimmer the Yankee fans would defend him.
*** Update ***
Ny Mayor and Yankee fan shows he is a moron:
Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez should have been arrested for throwing 72-year-old Yankees coach Don Zimmer to the ground during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday.
“If that happened in New York we would have arrested the perpetrator,” Bloomberg said. “Nobody should throw a 70-year-old man to the ground, period. You start doing that pretty soon you’re going to throw a 61-year-old man to the ground, and I have a big vested interest in that.”
“You just cannot assault people, even if it’s on a baseball field,” added Bloomberg, who was asked about Saturday’s bench-clearing matchup before marching in the Bronx Columbus Day Parade.
Which is great, EXCEPT THAT ZIMMER WAS ASSAULTING PEDRO. What Bloomber reall said was:
“Attention 70 year old men- you are free to assault anyone you want in any of the five burroughs, and should something nasty happen to you in the middle of your crime, we will arrest and charge your victim.”