Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl on Tuesday has resulted in eight players getting suspended, with ten games for Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy being the harshest punishment. Eric Hinske of the Diamondbacks got five games, while managers Kirk Gibson and Don Mattingly each got a game. JP Howell and Skip Schumaker of the Dodgers each got a pair of games, as did Los Angeles hitting coach Mark McGwire. Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario also got a game off. Fines were also issued to all of the suspended parties as well as Zack Greinke and Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers, and Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra of the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers organization was also fined by the league after players on the DL left their bench during the brawl, and neither the Diamondbacks nor Dodgers will be allowed to have players on the DL on their benches through this weekend's games. There's a bit of a controversy brewing online about Puig and Greinke not getting suspended, but reportedly, MLB passe...
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  • Baseball needs to do what basketball and football do. You come off the bench and you are immediately suspended. You leave the bullpen the same punishment. Personally I would love to see them let the pitcher and batter fight each other just like hockey and nobody else can join in or their suspended for 10 games immediately. Watch the number of pitches thrown at a players head drop drastically. Most of these pitchers, especially in the AL are *******... they know they don't have to come to the plate. I have no problem with a pitcher throwing inside, but the head has got to be OFF LIMITS, PERIOD!!! These are pro pitchers so I don't want to hear that BS excuse that the ball got away from him, that's a complete copout.
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