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Ryan Dempster’s Plunking Of Alex Rodriguez Was Fake Toughness, A Total Punk Move

Boston Red Sox should be ashamed of Ryan Dempster

Greg M. Cooper – USA TODAY SPORTS

Ryan Dempster isn’t a hero for beaning Alex Rodriguez.

In fact, the Boston Red Sox pitcher only embarrassed himself by throwing at the New York Yankees‘ starting third baseman on Sunday night. Apparently, Dempster thinks that he is just so self-righteous that he can justly harm A-Rod for simply appealing a ridiculously unfair 211-game suspension. Well, if Dempster is such a hero then why didn’t he bean Melky Cabrera earlier this season?

Yeah — Cabrera tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs last season after he was named the 2012 MLB All-Star Game’s MVP and led the National League in batting average! To make matters worse, Cabrera was with the San Francisco Giants, who wound up winning the World Series last year. Naturally, you’d think a saint like Dempster would punish Cabrera with a high and hard fastball, right?

Not quite.

You see, in eight bats against him this season Dempster hasn’t hit Cabrera once. In fact, Cabrera has struggled against Dempster as the Toronto Blue Jays‘ outfielder has been fanned by Dempster five times this year.

Red Sox fanatics might call their pitcher a champion for pegging Rodriguez, but those baseball fans who realize the big picture surely know that the action was merely faked toughness. Besides, if Dempster is going to put on this parade that he’s some sort of rule enforcer then why doesn’t he just go ahead and drill Jason Giambi — admitted PED user — next time he faces the Cleveland Indians?

You can’t have your cake and eat it too, Dempster.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS,, “Like” him on Facebook  or add him to your network on Google.