You want answers, I've got answers, courtesy of sources familiar with the suspensions that baseball issued Friday for the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl.
- Why only 10 games for Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy?
Kennedy threw at Zack Greinke's head after the umpires issued warnings to both clubs. It's certainly fair to ask why Kennedy's penalty likely will amount to him missing only one start.
Baseball, however, follows precedent in such matters, knowing that appeals are inevitable. And based on precedent, 10 games for a pitcher actually is quite harsh.
The last pitcher suspended for 10 games was the Diamondbacks' Miguel Batista in 2003. Batista earned his discipline by throwing a baseball at the Cardinals' Tino Martinez as Martinez charged the mound.
- Why five games for the Diamondbacks' Eric Hinske?
This one is interesting. Hinske was not ejected. On initial viewings of the video, he appeared to be a victim, getting struck with an overhead right hand from the Dodgers' Yasi...