Monday, June 19, 2006
Swift punch, slowwww justice
Okay, I'm all for due process. Cubs' catcher Michael Barrett deserved his day in court over his May 20 sucker punching of White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
Yet it took Major League Baseball one month to finalize the 10-day suspension, which was captured on videotape for the entire country to see. It was clearly an unprovoked act.
Today, the league finally cemented the punishment. Whoever was in charge of this one should work in government. Stretching 15 minutes of work into 30 days is a coveted skill in Springfield or Washington.