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I know a lot of people are saying he threw at his head, yet let's face it, Chapman is not the most accurate pitcher. I think the first one was on purpose, and I do think the second one was to come inside or maybe hit him. Yet that was a pinpoint pitch if it was meant to be thrown at the guy's head. I wish Chapman could be that accurate on a regular basis. Especially at that speed.
He prolly meant to go inside on the 2nd one to send a message, I really hope he wasn't head hunting though. We know his control isn't the greatest, maybe he wanted to buzz him inside and got the ball up. Chapman is just wild enough to scare the bejeesus out of opposing batters, especially if he has his good fastball.
To anyone saying that they condone what Chapman did, let me ask you this one question: What would you be saying if it had been Chris Carpenter throwing at Votto's head? Would it still be alright with you?
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
But to your point, a purpose pitch after a stare down could very well be warranted... But never at the head. I'm guessing you believe that he was trying to brush him back but didn't intend for it to be up. If that's your belief, then alright. We just flat out disagree...