Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
The blame for that fight is all on Ian Kennedy. Greinke did nothing wrong and simply nailed Montero in the back for Puig getting hit in the face. Kennedy had no reason to go head hunting at Greinke. He needs to be suspended for at least 2 starts.
Kennedy probably figured he could use a start off, considering hes been awful.
The fight is on him, but Greinke probably wasnt innocent in all of it either. Its not a coincidence that bench clearing brawls seem to follow him around. You dont get a chance to hear what he says on the field.
Major League Baseball can talk all they want about how "embarrassing" it is to have these kinds of things happen, but we all know they love it. It creates intense rivalries, it sells tickets for those series' the rest of the way, it generates buzz, etc.
I hope theres a Greinke bean-ball game against the Giants this year. As long as nobody is seriously injured, its good to light a fire under a rivalry. The Giants/Dodgers rivalry hasnt been all that intense since the days of Eric Gagne.