Lofunzo wrote:Do you really think that Manny would have gone to the mound if not for the earlier tensions? He's an idiot but not that much of one. Would Zimmer have gone after Pedro if not for the beaning? No way. Would the bullpen incident have occured if not for the beaning? No way. This was a chain of events and Pedro was the first link.
No, Manny wouldn't have charged, No Zimmer would have gone after him. Who knows if the bullpen incident would have happened. Under this logic, it means that Nelson attacked the groundskeeper in retribution for Pedro (not) hitting Garcia. That's crazy.
I agree that the brawl wouldn't have happened without Pedro's (non) beaning. However, that doesn't mean that the relevant Yankeees aren't at fault. One beaning does not mean Zimm gets off for charging Pedro. That's my point. It's not OK to attack someone after a beaning.