Fight Night

What did you miss if you fell asleep last night?

Well, there’s this.

Then there are the postgame quotes:

Shane Victorino, on the pitch from Ramon Ramirez being intentional: “Yeah, absolutely. I think he did. That’s why I took a step forward. I had no intentions of going out there and charging the mound. I just wanted to know why in that situation … he was around the plate all night and throughout that inning … obviously with two outs and I get up to the plate and the first pitch is at my back. I just wanted to go out there and get an answer. I had no intentions of charging the mound. I did step forward. Obviously, Eli (Whiteside), I guess from looking at his reaction, thought I was going to go and he started jumping around. Obviously, (Placido) Polanco came in and he tackled Polanco. I think everything escalated from there.”

Polanco, on Victorino’s comment he got tackled: “He didn’t tackle me.”

Victorino, on why he jumped back into the scrum: “I just felt like Carlos (Ruiz) was in a position like I needed to go in and help him get away from everything.”

Charlie Manuel, on Ramirez: “He hit Vic and then came off the mound at him. Vic almost has to go, unless he wants his teammates to call him chicken. That’s the way baseball works. I’ve been playing for almost 50 years. He pretty much called him out.”

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6 Comments

Zo… I always love the quotes and stats you put up, but I also like your take on situations.. Care to enlighten us, also what you think the possible suspensions will be?

At least Shane can appeal and still play in the SF series. We can have Mayberry play CF in the Dodgers series.

I think Whiteside, whose bouncing boxer routine was provocative and whose tackle of Pollie was uncalled for, should be known as Bluster Poseur, in honor of his girly-boy actions and the fact that he lives in the shadow of the Giants’ real catcher.

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Whiteside was bouncing around like a pinball in anticipation, which pretty much tells me it was intentional. That’s what the Giants do when things aren’t going their way. Sanchez had buzzed Schneider earlier in the game after Mayberry’s HR.
Expect some fireworks today.

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