Revenge is alive and well. Especially in baseball. Consider the following tweet from one of the Yankee beat writers:
Dempster was charged with 7 runs in 5.1 innings. And got a standing ovation as he left the field.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) August 19, 2013
In case you aren’t a baseball fan, those pitching stats are awful. So why would Ryan Dempster, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, get a standing ovation? Because he hit Alex Rodriguez with a pitch. As if the Red Sox didn’t already have enough reason to hate Rodriguez, the recent suspension and appeal have added a freight truck of fuel to the fire. He’s received roaring boos from every crowd the Yankees have travelled to play. Last night he also received a very intentional baseball coming to him at 92 miles an hour. (more…)