In an article dated October 9, 2013 and linked below,the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks allegedly said some astounding things about the need for his players to retaliate against the other team if an Arizona player gets hit by a pitch. Most understand that it is an unwritten rule of baseball but this was said publicly, according to the article. What he allegedly said, could open himself up to suspensions in baseball and civil liability or conceivably even more if an opponent is seriously injured in the future in my opinion. He talks about an eye for an eye. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/18...
GM Kevin Towers is quoted as saying:
"You'd think the GM comes down and makes it a point to talk to the staff about it that at we need to start protecting our own and doing things differently. Probably a week later Goldy gets dinged, and no retaliation. It's like 'wait a minute.'
Not that I don't take any of our guys from a lesser standpoint, but if Goldy's getting hit, it's an eye for an eye, somebody's going down or somebody's going to get jackknifed."
He later says that if any of his players are uncomfortable with that philosophy, they don't belong on the team.
This sounds like a promo for my novel which is based on the substance of what Towers allegedly called for just as my fictitious manager does in A Pitch For Justice