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The latest entry in the long-running series in which Brian Cashman discusses the current state of the New York Yankees. With his headwarmer.
Cashman: I’ve been thinking a lot about Dempster hitting A-Rod.
Headwarmer: Thinking? That’s not like you, Bri.
Cashman: It just doesn’t make sense to me. A-Rod has been living in his own reviled bubble for so long. Why would the Sox want to draw him out of it and stoke the fires?
Headwarmer: Probably because, like most of the known universe, they don’t fear the 2013 Yankees.
Cashman: Dempster doesn’t seem to have it in him. He’s Canadian, for Christ’s sake. They’re born pacifists.
Headwarmer: If you say so. Anyway, I’ve got some–
Cashman: And I believe Farrell when he says he didn’t know about it. He’s no Jimy Williams, but he seems like a stand-up guy.
Headwarmer: What’s your point, needle-dink?
Cashman: Somebody put Dempster up to it. Somebody who knew it would fire up A-Rod. Somebpdy who knew it would cast the Red Sox as the villain in some
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Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher, Ryan Dempster, was suspended by MLB for five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Tuesday for hitting New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Dempster was the first pitcher to be accused of throwing at A-Rod following his 211 game suspension in the Biogenesis scandal.
Dempster denied it was intentional...
Keep your enemies closer.
David Ortiz feels that the intentional hit Ryan Dempster took at A-Rod has gone on to backfire.
Per NBC Sports:
“I didn’t like it,” Ortiz told USA Today. “I don’t think it was the right thing to do.
“But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster, is a great guy.
“It’s not that I didn’t think it was right because Alex...
Ryan Dempster you lose.
ESPN is reporting that Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for throwing at Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Ryan Dempster five-game suspension for throwing at A-Rod. #yankees #redsox
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 20, 2013
Ryan Dempster of course was mad about Rodriguez juicing and still being allowed to play while suspended...
Several news outlets have reported that Hal Steinbrenner this week called the Yankee Legion of Super Suits to Tampa for a rant session about the farm system, which has turned out bumper crops of pebbles now for three seasons. (BTW: Next year's harvest could be the juiciest, bursting with flavor, Pop Rocks yet.)This is great news. It almost makes me believe Hal is reading some...
It appears Major League Baseball wasn't buying the "just pitching inside" excuse.
MLB announced Tuesday that Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for "intentionally throwing at" Alex Rodriguez Sunday night.
Dempster has denied it was intentional.
Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster insisted he “was trying to pitch him inside,” to Alex Rodriguez , but Major League Baseball had a different take and suspended Dempster for five games for hitting A-Rod with a pitch in the second inning of a game against the New York Yankees on Sunday.
Dempster, who was also fined an undisclosed amount, was not ejected from the game.
Ryan Dempster received near universal praise after he intentionally plunked Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch Sunday night at Fenway Park, and though the Yankees almost certainly disagree, there are many who feel Dempster should have never received the five-game suspension later handed down by Major League Baseball.
But on Wednesday, just hours after news of Dempster's compulsory...
With the Tampa Bay Rays just one game behind the Red Sox, the boys from Boston can’t stand to lose any unnecessary ground.
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry hit a fever pitch Sunday when embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate against Ryan Dempster. The Sox pitcher did his best to send a message to A-Rod, tossing one ball behind him, two inside and one eventually...
David Ortiz doesn’t get what all the fuss is about.
Ortiz rubbed some people the wrong way earlier this week when he told USA Today Sports that he didn’t think that Ryan Dempster drilling Alex Rodriguez during Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game was the right thing to do. Ortiz still stands by his comments, but he also thinks that everyone is blowing the whole situation out of proportion...
I saw this article earlier this morning and nearly spit out my coffee -- Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has said some very shocking (and I mean shocking in a good way!) about Alex Rodriguez! In an interview with USA Today Sports, not only did Ortiz criticize teammate Ryan Dempster's strategy of throwing at A-Rod, but Ortiz suggested that the reason MLB was going so hard after...
Ryan Dempster wants to put Sunday’s A-Rod debacle behind him, serve his suspension and move on. It’s easier said than done.
Alex Rodriguez isn’t going anywhere for now, and until he’s forced to serve a suspension, neither is the circus that accompanies him. Rodriguez is going to be under a microscope for as long as he’s playing, which is something that those in the Red...
Rants: Ryan Dempster- his hit on ARod woke up a sleeping Giant in the Yankees and fuled their recent run of wins. Even his own teammate David Ortiz said that hitting ARod with that pitch wasn’t the right thing to do. Ouch!
Rants:Philadelphia Phillies for firing Charlie Manuel- he is the winningest manager in recent memory and this was only his first real bad season in 9 years with...