Dude! What do you think? Is Sheff going to be suspended?
That was an email from a fellow Yankee fan this morning.
My thought? Sheffield should have clocked the idiot. The jerk wasn't grabbing for the ball (which is a really jerkass move when your team is the one hitting, anyhow); he was clearly taking a swipe at Sheff. Watch the video at MLB.com a few times and tell me you don't come away with the same conclusion.
Kudos to the Boston fans for pointing the asswipe out right away, and to Sheffield for showing incredible restraint.
Suspened? Hell, he should be lauded for not jumping into the stands and pummeling the jackass.
Update: Even if he wasn't taking a swipe at Sheffield, but just trying to distract him, he's still a jerk. And there are jerks like him in every single park, stadium and arena; people who think that having a ticket to a game entitles them some sort of no-fault behavior law, where they can act like freaking animals, interfere in the game, heckle to the point of ruining the game for every fan around them and just be complete assholes. It's not a Sox-Yankee rivalry thing. It's not even a Sox fan thing. It's just the nature of some people to be jackasses.
Update: A blogger who was at the game - a must read.