Transcript for Tempers Flare Over Alex Rodriguez on the Field Against Red Sox
And next now tonight, it is one thing to be a notorious batter like the new york yankees alex rodriguez. It's another to have an opposing pitcher hit you with the ball. Red sox pitcher ryan dempster seems to have done it on purpose. What is the truth and the explanati explanation. Reporter: Take the most vil fied athlete in sports and you get this. Pitcher ryan dempster calls it an innocent mistake. Ryan dempster is a national hero today plunging a-rod as he should have last night. Reporter: In boston it was the hot topic on sports talk radio. I thought it was great and i salute him for doing what so many of us wanted to do if we were in that situation. Like me or hate me that was wrong and unprofessional and silly. Reporter: Those words coming from a player who was fighting a 211-game suspension for cheating and obstructing baseball's investigation into the company that allegedly supplied rodriguez and nearly a dozen others with banned substances. A-rod can't stay out of the headlines. Reporter: Now allegations that rodriguez is trying to take others down with him. A 60 minutes report that he leaked names. Now the team that will pay him over a quarter billion dollars isn't comfortable speaking with them anymore after he accused the yankees of miss managing medical care. I know not everyone is against me. I have a lot of people in my corner. Reporter: We have yet to see them surface. Paul las fair harass, abc news
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