Yankees vs. Red Sox: Thoughts on the Francisco Cervelli Incident

Bernadette PasleyContributor IAugust 31, 2011

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 30:  Francisco Cervelli #17 of the New York Yankees reacts after he is hit by a pitch as catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox and home plate umpire Ed Rapuano try to calm Cervelli down on August 30, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Francisco Cervelli has way more energy than I do. If I had one ounce of the energy Cervelli has I would not have waited as long as I have waited since my last post to this blog.

Apologies to all my loyal readers and advertisers out there for not doing a good job here lately.

Cervelli doesn't need to apologize. I love the way this guy plays the game. The way he moves behind the plate and how he pumps his fists and claps his hands is really entertaining. I saw nothing wrong with the way he celebrated his towering home run last night against John Lackey and the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

You keep right on celebrating, Cisco, and don't let anyone tell you to do otherwise.

I did have a problem with something else Cervelli did. When Lackey plunked him in his next at-bat, Cervelli took issue with him and shouted angrily toward the mound.

Definitely the wrong thing to do.

If Cervelli wants to demonstrate his energy and celebrate, he can't expect not to suffer the consequences for it. When Lackey hit him, he should have done nothing more than run to first base.

You can't have it both ways, Cicso. If you want to keep saying, "That's Cervelli," you are going to have to pay the piper.