Monday, August 01, 2011

Brad Penny Is Still Making Friends

From Big League Stew, an update on former Dodger Brad Penny, who decided to get in a spat with his catcher during the middle of an at-bat at Comerica Park:

In the heat of a particularly frustrating afternoon for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, right-hander Brad Penny(notes) and catcher Victor Martinez(notes) squabbled with each other in plain sight in front of more than 30,000 fans at Comerica Park.

The Angels roughed up Penny for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings, his worst statistical outing with Detroit, in a 12-7 victory for Los Angeles. Perhaps the ugliest detail: home fans booing their own team in the fourth inning when Penny and Martinez shouted at each other with the Tigers on defense.

Though the teammates exchanged only words, along with some hostile body language, the argument went on long enough that pitching coach Jeff Jones emerged from the dugout to calm everyone down. He even had to lightly restrain Penny from getting in Martinez's face.

Poor Brad Penny. So misunderstood.

8 comments:

Jason said...

To be fair, Martinez did take the last of the cheese off the pregame buffet. Brad can't just let that shit slide, he has an image to uphold.

Steve Sax said...

That wasn't cheese. That was butter.

Jason said...

Brad only uses butter during his "alone time."

Steve Sax said...

alyssa milano would beg to differ

Steve Sax said...

(she's a great cook, of course)

Neeebs said...

Does Cheese in a can count as "cheese" or "butter?"

Jason said...

@Neeebs: chutter

Fernie V said...

If he dated Alyssa, that means we all had a chance. I am pretty sure a cool million would also help.