Zimmer Got Off Light

I don’t really follow baseball anymore, but I did take notice the huge brawl between Boston and the Yankees. In particular, I’ve heard a lot of people take shots at Pedro Martinez for tossing Don Zimmer to the ground during the brawl. Here’s a comment New York’s RINO mayor Michael Bloomberg that gives you a good idea of the sort of sentiment I’m hearing…

“If that happened in New York, we would have arrested the perpetrator. Nobody should throw a 70-year-old man to the ground — period. You start doing that, pretty soon you’re gonna start throwing 61-year-old men to the ground. I have a big vested interest in that.”

Had Zimmer stayed in the dugout where he belonged instead of trying to get in a fight with one of the players, he would have been fine. But once Zimmer made a decision to get involved the fight, his age became irrelevant. I don’t care how old you are, if you run up on someone in a brawl then you should EXPECT to pummeled. In fact, Martinez did him a big favor by just throwing him down instead of breaking his nose. Others might not have been as kind. So my sympathy for Mr. Zimmer is limited indeed…

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