Eric Hinske received a five-game suspension following the big Dbacks-Dodgers brawl a couple of weeks ago. Many thought it was unjust as Hinske never threw a punch and was, by most accounts, trying to be a peacemaker. Apparently that argument carried some weight at the league office:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 25, 2013
That’s a pretty significant reduction. Normally a game or two is shaved off on appeal. You have to figure that MLB realized that they blew that one.