Just a couple of other observations: Gregg's actions during and after the incident certainly didn't surprise me. Whether you agree with what he did or not, Gregg has the reputation for being a very good teammate. He's going to stick up for his teammates, especially his fellow pitchers. And if he thought a Red Sox hitter was either showing one of his younger teammates up or getting far too comfortable in the batter's box, it doesn't surprise me that he would take it upon himself to do something about it. I wouldn't even rule out Gregg trying to send a message -- not to the Red Sox -- but to his teammates. Gregg's four blown saves have made him a lightning rod for criticism, but his teammates and coaches love him for what he does behind the scenes. Gregg is regularly in front of one of the laptops, studying tape and mechanics with the younger pitchers. He's very much into the game in the bullpen, constantly talking about situations and pitch sequences. And above all, he doesn't back down from anybody. If nothing else, he certainly proved that last night.