Boston fans react to Dempster's suspension
BOSTON (WHDH) -- It was the second inning and Alex Rodriguez’s first at bat at Fenway since his suspension was announced.
Red Sox pitcher, Ryan Dempster’s fastball hit Rodriguez on his left elbow, and ricocheted off his back. A lot of the fans 7News spoke to disagree with the MLB’s suspension.
“It happens in baseball. Just got out of his hand, slipped out of his hand and hit the batter,” said Tim Waites.
“On the one hand, not supposed to be part of the game, on the other, it’s all fair in love and war,” said Greg Sax.
And love can be blind, but even some Sox fans said Dempster deserved what he got.
“Somebody can get killed doing that,” said one fan.
“I mean, if he threw it and it hit him, he didn’t do it on purpose. Nobody goes out there to hurt anybody on purpose. So him getting suspended, I don’t know. But you know the league has their rules and that’s what’s going to happen,” said Dee Shaw, who was not surprised by the suspension.
Dempster was suspended for five games and has been fined.