Today Manny Machado received a 5 game suspension for throwing his bat at another player. You might recall that happens to be the same number of games that Martin Maldonado received for throwing a punch. Now I know that the bat missed and Maldy landed a blow that gave Snyder a black eye. However a single punch which is about all you will get in a baseball type brawl can only do so much damage a thrown bat could potentially end someone's life. I feel that Maldonado received a fair punishment, bu Machado should have been at least twice as much. This doesn't even get into how throwing a bat is 5 while some pushing and shoving gets three. I firmly believe Gomez was punished too harshly mostly because of his past. Although that past was perpetrated by someone taking exception to him having fun on the ball diamond.
Discuss. I am curious how others feel about this suspension compared to Maldonado and even Gomez