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MLB Sends High-And-Tight Message to A.J. Burnett: No Head Shots Allowed

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Yesterday, news broke that Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett would be fined and suspended for six games for throwing high and inside to Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz on Tuesday.

Riots instantly broke out within the Bronx. Upset fans overturned vehicles and set fire to local buildings, police were called in to keep the angry mobs of flaming bat-wielding people at bay, and general chaos ruled the streets.

Okay, so that didn't really happen.

But the way many fans reacted certainly could have made you think that something odd was up, especially considering the Rangers' Vicente Padilla, who instigated the whole thing by hitting Mark Teixeira twice in consecutive pitches, escaped the principal's office with noth...

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