Brian O’Nora

Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward, center, is helped by New York Mets catcher John Buck, left, and umpire Greg Gibson after being hit by a 90 mph fastball thrown by New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese during the sixth inning at Citi Field, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. Heyward was taken to the hospital for x-rays. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Intentional or not, hit by pitch can do a lot of damage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was livid, veins bulging in his neck, as he peppered home plate umpire Brian O’Nora with profanity after Boston’s Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the […]

08/23/2013

Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Dempster suspended 5 games for hitting A-Rod

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Dempster of the Boston Red Sox was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch last weekend. The […]

08/20/2013

New York Yankees manger Joe Girardi, right, argues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora after Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch in the second inning in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Girardi says Dempster should be suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it will be “open season” on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with […]

08/20/2013

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