LaRussa v. Harang
Tony LaRussa said this after Tuesday's game in which Aaron Harang hit Gary Bennett on the back of the head with a pitch:
"There isn't anything in baseball that I object to more," La Russa said. "Whether we hit them or they hit them, I've said it for almost as long as I've been managing: I'd suspend a guy two weeks to start with. A month the next time and then a season, if a major league pitcher doesn't have better command than that."
Bennett left the game with contusion on the back of his head. Harang was slightly taken aback when the what LaRussa said was relayed to him.
"He can say whatever he wants," Harang said. "Accident happens."
Harang said he had never hit anyone in the head at any level.
"It got away from me," Harang said. "After the game, I called over to talk to Gary to make sure he was all right. He understood it wasn't intentional. There were no hard feelings."