This from today's closing time on Yahoo:http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5006293
REALLY? A walk off base hit to snag a W against the ROYALS in JUNE?!?!? I just don't get it...you'd think that they just beat a team to lock up the division or go to the World Series with the way they were celebrating. I'm all for being happy with a snaggin' the W, but REALLY? Do you have to go mug the Choo-Choo between 1B and 2B? Good lord, purely excessive and unwarranted. And it was off of the great Farnsworth, so knowing his track record, the Indians better watch out for a few up and in pitches the next time crazy Kyle takes the mound.
It's part of a trend that drives me nuts...hitters nail a bomb and they sit there and watch the ball and trot to first like it was the best HR ever hit in the history of baseball. Or closers do their JOB by getting three outs in the ninth and celebrate like mad (I'm talking to you F-Rod and even friggin' Qualls last night), where's the sportsmanship? Now-a-days it seems to be all about me, me, me and look at what I just did.
Side note - I was watching part of game 4 of the NBA finals and every single time someone took a shot or turned the ball over, the players would act like they got mugged and bitch at the ref. But when they got called for a foul, they would spin around and bitch at the ref because there's no way they fouled the guy...good lord.
I know this is nothing new but this video clip just irked me and I had to post something...ahhh...