Poll: Was Ryan Dempster right to have hit Alex Rodriguez?

August 19, 2013 - 4:37 am

Most of the talk from Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees game centered on Ryan Dempster throwing multiple pitches at Alex Rodriguez in the second inning, eventually hitting him in the side. Although the Sox deny it was intentional, the widespread belief is that Dempster was sending a message to A-Rod, who has become arguably the most-despised player in the game after his latest controversies involving PEDs and him reportedly selling out fellow players in an attempt to defend himself. Dempster squandered a 2-0 lead in the inning and the Sox went on to lose the game, 9-6, leading many to question whether it was worth it. Where do you stand? [poll ID=67]