Originally Posted by blandman
No, blaming someone for not avoiding an assault by running away fast enough is what's ridiculous.
No one is saying that Greinke should have run away. People are saying that he shouldn't have said anything in TCQ's direction. That's the difference between his situation and the hypothetical scenario you keep referring to. Assault victims don't scream, "Come over here and beat my ass." Greinke clearly said something to TCQ, and although I don't entirely accept TCQ's version of events, it's obvious that Greinke's mouth was moving. A word (or words) was spoken.