Baseball players do the damndest things. During a Tweet war with Texas Ranger’s pitcher Matt Garza, Oakland A’s second baseman Eric Sogard brought things to a sudden halt by uploading incriminating (or complementary, depending on your point of view) pics of Garza when he played
with for the Minnesota Twins. Garza donned some pretty bad drag as part of a rookie hazing ritual, although he hardly seems to object, if the big smile is any indication. (Sadly, we have no idea who the wicked witch next to him is.)
We are not at all impressed with Garza’s baseball player body. We can find way better at the local Gold’s Gym, although those boys are less likely to come with multimillion dollar contracts…
Anyhow, the conflict broke out when the diminutive, bespectacled Sogard bunted home a run in a game against rival Texas. Garza, known for his inability to field bunts (bunts are sorta mini hits usually dropped in front of the mound. Mounds are… Oh, forget it.), screamed “pussy” at Sogard as he ran past Garza to first base. Sogard’s tactic worked to perfection, but apparently in Garza’s world, bunting is not masculine because it does not require a full butch swing at the ball.
Hence, Garza’s comuppance was entirely appropriate. Score one for Sogard! (It has nothing to do with the fact that we are fans of the Oakland A’s, who are currently leading the American League West by two games over the Rangers.)
But our favorite part of the whole caper occurred when Ron Washington, the Ranger’s 61-year-old manager, was asked bout the conflict: