A-Rod (weighs 210 lbs) started the whole thing by jawing at Arroyo (weighs 190 lbs) and is clearly saying "F*** You!" repeatedly. If he just walks to first, nothing happens. Varitek (230 lbs) stepped in because A-Rod outweighs Arroyo by 20 pounds and a catcher should protect his pitcher. A-Rod got the whole thing started, but when suspensions are handed out, Varitek should be suspended for the most games because he initiated the contact. A-Rod should also get a suspension, though. Sturtze is the biggest jerk in the whole scuffle and should get at least the same suspension as Varitek.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'