Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Fighting With The In-laws
Every married man knows it's not always easy to get along with your wife's father. After all, you are married to daddy's little girl and nothing is too good for her. You might have a disagreement, an argument, or even an altercation. The two sides talk it out, clear the air, and over time the get over it. Circumstances change for you however if you are one of the top relief pitchers in baseball. Francisco Rodriguez got into a fight with his father-in-law and it could cost him $29,000,000. The New York Mets are furious that he injured himself in the fight (he will miss the rest of the season) and are exploring the possibility of voiding the last 2 years of his contract. Francisco Rodriguez also faces criminal charges because a fight with your father-in-law constitutes domestic violence. In other words a fight with your father-in-law is just as bad as punching your wife. We have no idea what caused the altercation or who's to blame in this scenario. We do know that Francisco Rodriguez got into a lot of trouble when his family business became public. The two of them have probably already resolved their differences, but the world has yet to pass judgement. We'll wait to see how that one night will affect the rest of his life.