Originally Posted by GAC
But what about when our guy did it first (as reported)?
Lets turn the tables - if Lohse had thrown high and tight to Volquez, and then Volquez "retaliated", then would your position be the same?
Volquez's was clearly unintentional. And I'm not just calling him a punk because he threw at Volquez's head, it's pretty much known around baseball that Lohse is a crybaby and a punk. He was hated in Minnesota by Ron Gardenhire and others for his attitude problems. I don't have a problem with plunking hitters in the back or butt, but intentionally throwing at someones head is idiotic.