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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ryan Braun is the new Phillies killer and he may have mocked you last night, Philly fans

Mr. Braun, are you mocking us with that output? #GwynneShares

Ryan Braun seems not to care. He will just go about destroying our baseball team as he has the past two evenings.

His damage on Wednesday night wasn’t as consistent as it was on Tuesday, but his one big hit was pretty much the dagger the put the Phillies to bed on night two in South Philly. And then, once safely standing on third after the big triple, Braun made a gesture with both hands in the air directed towards … maybe the crowd? maybe the Brewers’ dugout. It did not please Citizens Bank Park’s devotees.

You can catch a glimpse of it here (video) but not a great view. Much better version in this GIF. It raised suspicion enough to the point that T-Mac and Jamie Moyer talked about it on the telecast, wondering aloud the same thing everyone else was.

Following the game, Braun was asked about the post-play fun he was having. From CSN’s Corey Seidman:

  “No [it was directed] to our dugout, we always do that when we get big hits,” Braun said with a smirk. “We’ve done that forever, we just haven’t had an opportunity to play too many good games, close games, exciting games.”

A smirk, huh?

Maybe so, maybe not. Just a friendly reminder that Braun does have a reputation for not always telling the truth.

Repoz Posted: April 10, 2014 at 09:14 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, phillies

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   1. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: April 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM (#4683741)
Maybe if the Phillies quite hitting Jean Segura, Braun would calm down. WTF is up with that?
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4683751)
The Brewers, team of the ostentatious celebration. Mike Cameron's shirt-untucking routine, Prince Fielder the exploding bowling ball, and now Ryan Braun the WWE hypeman.
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: April 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM (#4683837)
Were the Brewers the team that did the whole antler thing when they made the playoffs a few years ago? Or am I getting them mixed up with the Rangers' Beast Mode?
   4. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM (#4683841)
Aren't we all mocking Phillies fans 24/7?
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 10, 2014 at 12:49 PM (#4683844)
Were the Brewers the team that did the whole antler thing when they made the playoffs a few years ago? Or am I getting them mixed up with the Rangers' Beast Mode?

Or with the other Milwaukee team, the one named after deer?
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: April 10, 2014 at 12:53 PM (#4683847)
Uh, no. The Brewers and the Rangers each had team-wide celebrations a few years back for big doubles, RBI singles, and the like. One had Beast Mode. The other team pretended to have antlers. But I don't remember which team did which motion.
   7. Jim Kaat on a hot Gene Roof Posted: April 10, 2014 at 02:11 PM (#4683922)
Watch the condensed game! It's great; when Braun hits HRs #2 and #3 the crowd mic, which is the only sort of audio on the whole vid, is hilarious. I love Philly fans. Historically awful franchise, full of misery and heartbreak. Do they fetishize their loserness as a cute little exercise in sadomasochism overlaid with a smug sense of moral superiority like a certain franchise further west's fans do? No! They hate on people! They throw batteries at Santa Claus! I say like the prince to the insolent philosopher basking in a bedpan in the street who'd just told me to eff off, if I were not a Cards fan I should like to be a Phillies fan. Carry on hating, fine ladies and gents!
   8. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 10, 2014 at 03:16 PM (#4683982)
Rangers were the antlers and Brewers were Beast Mode.

I think.
   9. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 10, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4683988)
They throw batteries at Santa Claus!

Now, get your stories straight. :) It was snowballs at an Eagles game when a drunk Santa was pulled out of the stands to frolic at halftime at the culmination of a(nother) terrible Eagles' season, the one in which they blew the pick for O.J. by winning the 3rd and 2nd last games of the year. Fittingly, they drafted Heisman runner-up Leroy Keyes whom they ended up converting to a bad DB after he proved that he was a bad NFL RB. Mean Joe Greene was the very next pick.

Batteries: J. D. Drew.
   10. just plain joe Posted: April 10, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4684005)
Fittingly, they drafted Heisman runner-up Leroy Keyes


Now there is a name from the past. If it makes you feel any better Keyes was a big-time running back in college.
   11. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4684054)
Rangers were the antlers and Brewers were Beast Mode.

I think.


Yes, I saw some fans wearing old Beast Mode t-shirts at Miller Park on opening day. It was a T-Plush production
   12. djrelays Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:08 PM (#4684076)
Fittingly, they drafted Heisman runner-up Leroy Keyes


Now there is a name from the past. If it makes you feel any better Keyes was a big-time running back in college.


Keyes was a big-time running back and great two-way player as a DB until he tore up his knee as a Purdue senior. The Eagles quickly found out that he could no longer avoid contact with defensive players, and that he was equally successful at avoiding contact with offensive players.

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