Benches clear after Gomez's solo home run
9/25/13: Carlos Gomez hits a homer off Paul Maholm and benches clear after Gomez exchanges words with Freddie Freeman, Brian McCann and several Braves players.
McCann should have planted Gomez last year. Then maybe today's display by the jackass that is Carlos Gomez would not have happened. I doubt it, but maybe. Maybe a Gerrit Cole fastball in the ribs is the behavior modification Mr. Gomez is looking for. Might up his baseball IQ by a few points, He has a long way to go.
Pimp your HR, wear a FB. That seems fair enough.
I'll side with McCann and Cole over Gomez all day, every day.
And Carlos Beltran over Yasiel Puig before...
And Carlton Fisk over Deion Sanders before that.
The jackass didn't even hit the ball over the fence. I can't wait to hear his teammates or their weak manager defend the Gomez Cadillac trotting of a ball that remained in the ball park - the Brewers commentators already did. You don't Cadillac trot balls that don't even leave the yard, that's just plain moronic and embarrassing to yourself and your family.
MLB Video of today's Gomez antics are embedded in the story from Yahoo Sports:
Could cost your team a valuable run there, Chief. Turning a possible In The Park Home Run into a triple.
Way to go, Champ. But you looked so fly doing it. Kinda like showboating a missed dunk? Or spiking the ball after you've fumbled it away? I guess I don't understand this showmanship shit.
Fisk appeared on The Joe Morgan Show to discuss a number of topics, including Sanders, who was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Red Sox and White Sox catcher said that Sanders used to saunter up to the plate like he owned the stadium and would draw a dollar sign in the dirt at home plate. "So he comes up again and draws a dollar sign in the dirt," Fisk said. "And you know what [Sanders] says? He says, 'Hey, man, the days of slavery are over.' I stood up and walked up to him face to face and I said, 'I don't care whether you are black or blue or pink or red. If you don't start playing this game right, I'm going to kick your butt right here.'" Fisk and Sanders, of course, had a verbal alteraction back in 1990 that resulted in a bench-clearing brawl between the White Sox and Yankees (whom Sanders was playing for at the time). Fisk said he could no longer take Sanders' style and showboating.
Read more at: http://nesn.com/2011/08/carlton-fisk-still-irked-by-deion-sanders-showboating-tendencies-questions-how-much-respect-he-had-f/
I doubt Brewers manager Roenicke or all the bed-wetting commentators who think a Ca.rlos Gomez should just be allowed to to continue to be a Carlos Gomez (which if to say a total jackass) will ever understand the culture of the game.
It's not the NBA and it's not the NFL. Thank God for that. Disrespecting your opponent is all the rage in those two leagues. Because there are no effective means of retribution.
Try the same thing in MLB or the NHL and your health is immediately placed at risk. If you know what I mean.
#1. Respect your opponent at all times.
#2. Respect the game at all times.
#3. Never forget rules #1 and #2. NEVER!!
It was worse back in the day. Ask former Giant Jim Ray Hart.
Now what’s the first thing a person thinks about when Bob Gibson’s name is mentioned? If it isn’t intimidation, brush back pitches, a nasty fastball and intensity. His teammates were afraid to talk to him and opponents were just afraid of him. Jim Ray Hart, a slugging third baseman for the Giants in the 1960s and early ‘70s, tells the classic Bob Gibson story:“Between games, Mays came over to me and said, ‘Now, in the second game, you’re going up against Bob Gibson.’ I only half-listened to what he was saying, figuring it didn't make much difference. So I walked up to the plate the first time and started digging a little hole with my back foot... No sooner did I start digging that hole than I hear Willie screaming from the dugout: ‘Noooooo!’ Well, the first pitch came inside. No harm done, though. So I dug in again. The next thing I knew, there was a loud crack and my left shoulder was broken. I should have listened to Willie.”Hart should have called time out and filled up the hole the way it was.
The manager from the team that the guy in this classic Deadspin post played for certainly understood the Culture of the Game.
"I didn't like what Richie did. It was a thing done by a young player," Edwards said. "Basketball is in-your-face, but not baseball."