Re: Greetings from a Cardinals Fan.
Thanks for the reply. I read through the "And the verdict is in" thread under "the old red guard" and since i can't post there, i'll reply here.
I agree with all punishments. Though i don't know if Cueto's was severe enough. Boil it down and facts are facts. He put himself in the middle of a scrum, spiked one guy in the face and another guy multiple times in the back.
Many in that thread said that Cueto was thrown into the fence, was scared of being trampled and started to defend himself.
Please rewatch the video, then tell me who he was defending himself from? I saw only two Cardinal players around him. Carpenter, then LaRue. Rolen, Hernandez and Gomes were the ones who forced Cueto into the fence. The mob around Cueto was all Reds players plus Carpenter and LaRue.
So if he was defending himself, why not kick away his own teammates? Why kick someone in face, then continue to kick at LaRue and Carpenter? My problem with the defending himself argument is that he kept kicking when it was clear that Rolen had a hold of Carpenter and LaRue was ducking away.
For those who say Cueto was defending himself, I disagree.