BeanBall In Boston: Alex Rodriguez Intentionally Plunked By Dempster

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2013
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Boston Red Sox’ pitcher Ryan Dempster intentionally plunked the often controversial Alex Rodriguez, a move that incensed Yankees Manager Joe Girardi leading to his ejection. Dempster threw behind A-Rod in the first pitch of the at bat, then proceeded to throw 2 more pitches inside for balls leading up to the plunking. The fourth pitch of the at bat Dempster made no mistake drilling Rodriguez in the elbow and rib area with a pitch. Rodriguez stood quietly while Girardi went bezerk voicing his displeasure to the home plater umpire. Rodriguez had the last laugh smashing a home run off Dempster later in the game. Always a fun time when the Red Sox and Yankees mathc-up.

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  • Mike Costigan

    Dempster Dumpster…hahaha…he looked like a fool…got beat bad…took the loss…made the Redsox look like punks !!! Alex drilled him real good…with the hits and the Hiomer !!!the announcers also stunk like dog-kaka…Want to vomit ? listen to Schill-bird and Rosen-da…they will help you throw up in 5-10 seconds…and Ump O’Moron ? Well…old big mouth also blew his Umpire assignment completely !!! He has to ban Dempster for that obvious hit on Alex…but forgets to even warn him and watches 4 (FOUR) pitches thrown at Alex !!!
    misses it completely…can’t take a justified and honest reply from Girardi…no cool at all… tosses him out when Girardi is only telling him how he stunk it all up by missing it so bad !!!
    Need instant reply also and fast…then these ump jerks will be shown up for their obvious mis-calls.

    • Rick

      Umpires are the worse part of baseball. Must automate calling of balls and strikes. Best improvement that could be made. Braves’ Sheirholtz said that umpires make one bad call per five games. What a joke!!!!!!!!!!

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