Major League Baseball let Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster know they'll handle Alex Rodriguez's punishment on their own with no need for vigilante acts suspending Dempster five games for intentionally hitting the New York Yankees slugger Sunday night.
Dempster who was also fined an undisclosed amount was not ejected from the game Sunday after hitting Rodriguez in the second inning but MLB's punishment showed that home-plate umpire Brian O'Nora made a mistake by not ejecting the Red Sox starter.
"Whether you like me or hate that was wrong" Rodriguez told reporters Sunday night. "That was unprofessional and silly. It was kind of a silly way to get someone hurt on your team as well."
Dempster insisted he "was trying to pitch him inside" but it appeared that he was sending his own message against Rodriguez who is appealing a 211-game suspension for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. It was the first time in Dempster's 16-year career according to the Boston Herald that Dempst...