Major League Baseball has issued disciplinary action for Tuesday night’s brouhaha between the Cardinals and Reds.

Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa were each suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount of money.  Baker will serve his suspension tomorrow and Saturday when the Reds host the Marlins.

Four players were fined, but not suspended:  Russ Springer and Brandon Phillips for the Reds; Yadier Molina and Chris Carpenter for the Cardinals.

For his “violent and aggressive actions during the incident,” Johnny Cueto was fined and suspended for seven games.  I don’t know what Bob Watson was watching, because what I saw was a young man get shoved against a wall with about 50 people closing in on him. 

Cueto did not instigate anything against anyone.  He was shoved to the backstop and tried to get out.  He astutely did not begin throwing punches with his pitching hand.  Cueto was kicking in total self-defense.

Cueto being suspended and Carpenter getting nothing is an absolute joke.

I would like Major League Baseball to answer one question: What was Cueto supposed to do?

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