There's at least one person who will leap to the defense of
Girardi on Tuesday was still upset that Boston pitcher
"If he isn't punished, it makes Rodriguez open season for people, and that can't happen," Girardi said Tuesday before the Yankees played a doubleheader against Toronto. "It's not fair. If a player is suspended for throwing at someone, they're going to get their appeal. Are we just going to throw that out, too?
“That baseball is a weapon. It's not a tennis ball. It's a weapon, and it can do a lot of damage to someone's life. And that's why I was so upset about it. You can express your opinion and be upset with someone, but you just can't start throwing baseballs at people. I mean, it's scary.”
Dempster threw one pitch behind Rodriguez and two more inside in the second inning at
Girardi sprinted onto the field, screaming at plate umpire Brian O'Nora for not ejecting the pitcher. Girardi was tossed as the benches and bullpens emptied, and Rodriguez homered off Dempster to spark a sixth-inning rally that lifted New York to a 9-6 win.
MLB is expected to decide Tuesday or Wednesday on any discipline.