Retaliation is part of baseball, always has been. So is pretending that it doesn’t exist. It’s comical at times.
â€œShelley made a hard, aggressive slide and I would have to took at the replay to determine exactly what I think,” Joe Girardi said. “I will have to look to see how high it was. Some players are taught to try and break it up, like Shelley was. He went after his glove with his feet.”
Go after the glove with your feet? That’s a new one. The Yankees should try and sign Ronaldinho.
Girardi also said that if he sees video that shows it’s a dirty play, he’ll have a private talk with Duncan.
Then there’s Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. Here’s what he said:
“What we saw today is the definition of a dirty play. There’s no room for that in our game. It’s contemptible, it’s wrong, it’s borderline criminal. I can’t believe they did that.”
Borderline criminal? Calm down, Joe.