Wednesday, 16 September 2009

State of...Overreaction

Hey Jorge, what did you think was going to happen when your pitcher threw at TWO of our players (one being our MVP Aaron Hill)??? Just be thankful that you didn't get hit in the head with that Carlson fastball.

So for those who don't follow baseball, the Jays faced off against the NY Yankees last night. During the game two Blue Jays were plunked by Yankee pitchers. The retaliation, as any respectful team will dish out, was to send a message back to a Yankee batter. Jay Jesse Carlson threw behind Jorge Posada, prompting the Yankee catcher to walk towards the mound and expressing his displeasure.

When Posada came around to score, Carlson was near the plate (obviously trying to stir the simmered pot somewhat) and Posada threw a slight elbow at him. The ump immediately threw the Yankee out of the game...but then the bench clearing brawl ensued. Carlson was plunked pretty hard on the head by someone (hard to see who). Posada will surely face a fine and possibly a suspension. That is NOT what the Yankees needed at this time of the year.

I would have thought that Posada was smarter than this. He's been playing the game for a while and knows what happens when you hit a few opposing batters. He's just lucky that Carlson's aim was off and he didn't get plunked somewhere dangerous. Now he's going to ride the pine for a few days just before the playoffs get started. I hope this little incident causes the Yankees to lose a few games and they miss out on the playoffs. I wonder how Posada would feel then?!

Hey Jorge, get over yourself and play the game the way it's supposed to be played. You made a fool of yourself last night.


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