Contact Us

Ryan Dempster Suspended Five Games For Throwing At Alex Rodriguez

Ryan Dempster Suspension
Getty Images

Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for intentionally hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in the second inning of Sunday’s game between the Red Sox and Yankees. That’s just over one game per pitch Dempster was allowed to throw at Rodriguez!

Dempster wasn’t good enough at his job to accurately hit Rodriguez with the first three pitches he threw at him, but was allowed to continue attempting to hit A-Rod because Dempster was not warned by home plate umpire Brian O’Nora until after the pitch that hit him, eliciting a tirade from Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

Now, five games isn’t a particularly lengthy suspension for a position player, let alone a pitcher. Dempster will miss one start, and really won’t be affected by the suspension at all. The Red Sox are probably happy with the fact that Dempster and his 4.77 ERA won’t be out there for a start, and he got to throw at a rival player. It’s a win-win situation for Dempster and the Sox.

Do you think that Dempster deserves a longer suspension? Vote in our poll below.

More from 104.5 The Team

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1045theteam.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!