And as soon as Tim McClelland finally gets to his strike call…get him on the case!
In the top of the fourth inning Sunday afternoon, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen picked up a bat and started screaming across the diamond from his dugout on the third-base side. It appeared he was motioning something with the bat and muttered several obsenities (according to my awesome lip-reading skills).
...So what was the problem? It was tough to tell during the game. But Guillen did take his problem to the home plate umpire to complain.
Anyway, we had to wait until after the game to find out, and it turns out Guillen had an issue with Bryce Harper’s pine tar, in that it went too far up the bat in Harper’s first at-bat. In his second at-bat, Harper took out a different piece of lumber and held it out while smiling—as if to say “is this OK?”
That was when Guillen took a bat and started yelling in addition to miming Harper (in the above picture).
“I could have said a lot of [stuff] about this kid. I’ve been praising this kid like everyday,” Guillen said (Mark Zuckerman on Twitter). “The last three times they asked me about him, the only thing I said was he’s a great player. What he did [Sunday] was unprofessional.”
Posted: July 15, 2012 at 06:22 PM | 37 comment(s)
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