What the heck was Barrett thinking when he slugged Pierzynski over the weekend? I haven’t seen such a shameful display of bad sportsmanship in a LONG time!! A.J. was just going to get his helmet, and Barrett assaults him for no reason. It was just a great play at the plate, and because he didn’t like the call (I’m guessing, but that’s the only plausible explanation) he attacks A. J. It’s shameful to the sport, and he should have to publicly apologize, and should be suspended for at least 5 games and fined. I don’t think any other option is a choice because then you are saying this kind of behavior is acceptable for the league, and it should not be.
I hope Selig is lucid enough and has his head out long enough to address this issue in the proper manner. He’s done too much damage to this league and should step down in favor of someone competent. My two suggestions for Commissioner would be George Will or Bob Costas. Both know and love the game and would do a great job. Whatever happened to the days when the Commish was supposed to be an outsider with no vested interest in any team? How many of you believe that Bud has NO dealings with his Brewers any longer? Let’s see a show of hands….