Because I’m Feeling Paranoid

June 5th, 2009: New York Yankees’ A.J. Burnett suspended six games for pitch

Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett was suspended six games Thursday for throwing high-and-tight to TexasNelson Cruz earlier this week.

Cruz had homered earlier, and plate umpire Doug Eddings warned both teams after Burnett’s pitch sailed past Cruz.

August 1st, 2009: Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza fined for hitting Mark Teixeira

Tampa Bay right-hander Matt Garza has been fined an undisclosed amount for hitting New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira with a pitch.

Garza hit Teixeira in the fifth inning Wednesday night, then said he did it because he’s tired of opposing pitchers throwing at Rays All-Star Evan Longoria.

This is not consistent.

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