Tell Me if any of you think this is a good reason to throw at someone::::
Back when i was 16 (throwing 85-87) we were getting crushed(i wasnt pitching in this game yet) like 11 to 2, and this kid on the other team, a team that was known for trying to embarrass other teams and for playing very dirty, hit a pop up that came down about 7 feet behind first base, and was caught by our first baseman(5'8'' 150lbs), but as i see him getting rdy to catch the ball, I also see the runner (6'1'' 190lbs) running at him full bore, and drops his shoulder into the first basemans gut, (btw, the 1st baseman was looking up, totally unprepared for the hit) after the runner hits him, he starts yelling that he was in the way (which he was not) and the umpire threw him out of the game ( as was I for charging down the runner and busting his lips open....but we were both allowed to play in the 2nd game that day). The 1st baseman had to be taken to the hospital for internal bleeding by ambulance.
So, in the second game, i start, and the guy who trucked my friend is up third...well the first two batters go down on seven pitches, and when the kid got up, i hit him with a 4 seamer in the ribs, and he too had to be taken to the hospital.
Do you think i was justified??? Can you honestly say you would not have done the same?
-------I also found out at our next game, 2 days later, that when i hit the kid in the ribs, i broke 2 of his ribs