The law and sports should remain seperate, at least as far as on the field stuff is concerned. I think that unless it's something VERY extreme (the closest thing that comes to mind is the Donald Brashear incident) that the sport should govern itself.
Throwing inside is part of the game, and would not be nearly as neccesary if MLB and the umpires actually ENFORCED the strike zone.
And as for the Zimmer incident, please. The old guy charged Pedro and threw a punch. Pedro basically put his hands up to keep some distance and took a step to the side, Zimmer fell over.
And for the record, I am not a Red Sox or Pedro Martinez fan. But I AM a Mets fan born and raised, so I share the Sox disdain for the Evil Empire.
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