You aren't summarizing Coco correctly. *My* summary of what he said: Coco said that it was over when he went in hard to second base. Tit for tat (or tick for tack as he said it). He had responded to what he perceived as a breakage of the rule by Bartlett. What he then said was, IF Shields didn't believe it was over, and IF Shields felt the need to continue, then he had respect for Shields for having followed the code when hitting a batter by doing it waist down as opposed to headhunting. He never said Shield was right to throw at him. He viewed that as escalation, but respected Shields for the manner in which he did it. He also said that he had no issues with the catcher for protecting his pitcher. That was good baseball to him.
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Then, on top of that, Coco admits after the game that Shields did it the right way when he threw at him. And he was right about that. Shields put one on his thigh and even looked like he took a tick off the heater when he did. He wasn't trying to hurt Coco, he was responding to Coco overreacting the night before. Coco was absolutely 100% wrong for then charging the mound. He should have taken his base and left it at that. At worst, try to steal off Shields to make him "pay" for putting you on. But charge the mound?
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I have no problem with anyone disagreeing with his assessment, his approach, his attitude, his actions, or whatever. But don't misquote him or his thoughts and then use that as exhibit A to hang him.
Now, if I've misquoted or mis-summarized your words, I apologize in advance