Given that you chose to limit your post to just the Zimmer thing, I take it you are a Red So fan or Yankee hater?
I don't disagree with anything you said, ecept your spin on media coverage. Unlike your post, the media has blistered Pedro because not for throwing Zimmer, but for the overall sequence of events that he unquestionably instigated. So here's my response:
Yes. Zimmer was wrong to charge at Pedro. However, as you noted, he apologized. Pedro hasn't. Insofar as the media has taken Zim's side, that's a good part of it. Pedro probably could have just grabbed hold of Zimmer, but I don't have an issue with what he did.
That said, Pedro has a history of throwing at guys when he doesn't have his best stuff. Early in his career (in Montreal) he had a reputation as the worst headhunter in the game. Saturday, he reverted to form. Basically, the guy didn't have it so he decided to drill Garcia up high as a way to re-assert himself. Later, after a tough take-out at second with Garcia and Walker, Pedro openly threatens to bean him in the head. That's a cardinal sin in baseball -- especially in the AL where pitchers don't have to bat.
Pedro was out of control and deserves the criticism that he is getting -- not for the Zimmer thing, but for head-hunting and intentionally hitting guys. I have friends who are die-hard Red So fans who have said the same thing.
I'll also add a mention of Manny Ramirez heading to the mound after a slightly inside pitch. Everyone knows Ramirez was wrong since the pitch was barely inside. When you combine a pitcher that is intenionally hitting guys because he can't get them out, a pitcher who threatens to hit his opponents in the head,and a batter who overreacts to a slightly inside pitch by starting a fight there's no doubt you have a picture of a team out-of-control. So if in your view the media isn't giving Pedro the benefit of the doubt when Zimmer charged him, maybe that's why.
Only the Red So could be so incompetent as to become the bad guys in a series against the Yankees.