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Josh Beckett’s Suspension: MLB Adds Insult to Injury

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On Sunday, Josh Beckett and the struggling Red Sox suffered yet another loss to the Angels. Beckett was tagged with the loss, and yesterday discovered that he was also tagged with a fine and a six game suspension by Major League Baseball. 

I have seen the replays of the brush back pitch that Beckett threw at Angels outfielder Bobby Abreu, and it was definitely obvious to me that it was intentional. My problem, however, comes from the idea of no harm no foul.  He was clearly throwing in Abreu's direction, but the ball was at least two feet from his head as it zoomed by.

There was no need for Abreu to be that upset, and he should have just forgotten about it and stepped back into the box instead of whining ...

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