Re: Fight revisited
One thing that's important to point out, whether or not Cueto should have put himself in that position has no bearing on what he should do when he's pinned against a wall.
If I've heard the argument once I've heard it 100 times. "Cueto shouldn't kick" then after a counter explaining he didn't have much in the way of options, "Yeah well he never should have put himself in that position."
While you can make either argument, whether or not he should have avoided being at the back of the scrum, he didn't. Once he was faced with that situation kicking was truly self defense.
I've pointed out that in my opinion, pretty much everything was a set of unfortunate circumstances.
1) Cueto found himself pinned up against the wall, doesn't really kick so much as pulls his legs up to protect himself and give himself some leverage.
2) Cueto is pushing off on Carpenter's back which probably doesn't feel good, but also probably isn't going to end anyone's career. However, in the commotion, Jason Larue sees Johnny Cueto hurting HIS pitcher.
3) Larue does what every good teammate does, he goes after Cueto.
4) Cueto does what any reasonable person does when confronted with a guy bigger, heavier, stronger guy wildly chasing after him, he kicks to stay away.
5) In this commotion, Gomes does what all good teammates do and goes after the guy "attacking" HIS pitcher.
6) Really can't we just accept that this is Carpenter's fault and move on?
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.