Jason Varitek is a coward

I just watched the brawl between the Yankees and Red Sox that occurred during today's game. There's no excuse for fighting during a baseball game, and it sets a terrible example for kids. Even worse, Jason Varitek, the catcher for Boston, took the first swing at A-Rod while still wearing his catcher's mask. Starting the fight and doing so while wearing protective equipment should earn him a longer suspension than anyone else involved. Sure A-Rod mouthed off at the pitcher, but he didn't swing at anyone until he was attacked. He also didn't have a steel mask over his face to hide behind.