By now you might have heard that Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke got in a fight.
Source: MLB will suspend Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin for eight games for charging the mound against Zack Greinke.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 13, 2013
If the National Media and Don Mattingly had their way Carlos Quentin would be
drawn and quartered suspended for two months. Their outrage apparently wasn't taken into consideration when the MLB handed down an 8 game suspension for Quentin.
- Carlos Quentin should receive a longer-than-normal suspension - latimes.com
Injury, premeditation, lack of remorse? Sounds like 15 to 20 games to me.
Carlos Quentin deserves month suspension for fight with Zack Greinke - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN
And now MLB executives Joe Torre and Joe Garagiola Jr. must level a suspension that gives Quentin at least a month to think about the wrong in what he did.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - Recap - April 11, 2013 - ESPN
"That's just stupid is what it is," Mattingly said. "He should not play a game until Greinke can pitch. If he plays before Greinke pitches, something's wrong. He caused the whole thing. Nothing happens if he goes to first base."
The voices of reason as usual are Darren Smith and Marty Caswell:
If Matt Kemp chargers the mound and breaks Jason Marquis' collarbone, nobody is suggesting he be suspended two months.Nobody.— Darren Smith (@DSmithShow) April 12, 2013
Carlos Quentin should get the same suspension as anyone who charges a mound. Not more because of who the pitcher was or resulting injury— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) April 12, 2013