Mark Feinsand reports that Kyle Farnsworth will be suspended three games and fined $2,000 for throwing behind Manny Ramirez’s head Thursday night. Schilling weighed in on his impression of intent, and to some extent, he got part of it right: you have to be “first” within any frame of reference when retaliating. ARod homers off Buchholz -> Aardsma drills ARod in the numbers with a fastball next at bat = okay. The next night, Manny homers off Moose(x2) -> Farns throws behind Manny’s head (but doesn’t hit him and umps let the game continue with warnings issued) = suspension (never mind Kyle’s ludicrous “it got away” statement).
Frankly, I think this incident was settled on the field just fine.