Indians manager Manny Acta plans on waiting to see how his pitching staff holds up throughout the current series in Seattle before determining whether to return to a typical seven-man bullpen.
The Chris Perez incident highlights the increasing scrutiny of athletes - every mistake gets caught on tape and goes viral. However, we may not know the whole story. How do athletes and fans deal with the new reality? What can athletes do when fans cross the line? Likewise, what do fans owe athletes, both home team and opposition? How far is too far? These are serious issues, and Chris Perez appears to be a lightning rod (bellwether?) on the topic of the new athlete/fan relationship.