Originally Posted by HalMorrisRules
Is there anyone here that thought for even one second in a huge game (where you dont want to give the other team any kind of momentum) that Chapman was throwing at McCutchen to send a message? After reading the Pittsburgh papers and some of their message boards they are convinced that the Reds did it on purpose and will be upset if the Pirates are not out for blood tonight. McCutchen's reaction in the dugout and in the locker room after the game, to me, showed a total lack of professionalism. There is no way that Chapman was throwing at him and to demand retaliation is completely uncalled for. Just understand the situation at the time did not indicate any intention and take your base.
All you have to do is watch Chapman for a while. He loses control of the ball now and then and has thrown several to the backstop. He is wild at times. There is no way he was throwing at McCutcheon, especially in that situation late in the game.