Any commentary that finds the Braves as primarily guilty here has a real misunderstanding of the nature of sportsmanship, class, and respect. Gomez showed poor sportsmanship, no class, and was disrespectful. Everything that happened afterwards was a result of his demonstration. Sure, the Braves could have practiced the Golden Rule, but so could have Gomez in the first place. Neither party is excused, but I have to go with the analogy that Gomez committed a felony while the Braves were guilty of misdemeanors.