Napoli Needs to Learn Some Baseball Manners

June 28th, 2014 by Jane Heller
Photo: Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports

Photo: Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports

Tonight’s Yankees-Sox game was a tense, entertaining one that kept me on the edge of my seat to see which team would break the 1-1 tie and go on to win it. When Tanaka served one up to Mike Napoli in the 9th it was deflating. Tanaka’s expression showed just how deflating. But what pissed me off was Napoli’s comment to his teammates as he rounded the bases after the homer.

An idiot? Really? I don’t disagree that Tanaka shouldn’t have shaken off McCann and insisted on throwing that fastball. It was totally the wrong move. But hey, Mike. Keep it to yourself or save it for the clubhouse after the game. Not cool. Not cool at all.

That said, the Yankees and Red Sox have split the first two games in this series, setting up an exciting finale tomorrow night. Unfortunately, I’ll either be packing or asleep. I’m leaving for NY at the crack of dawn on Monday morning for my month in Connecticut. Early to bed. Long flight.

Will be back on the blog after I get there. Go Yanks!



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5 Responses to “Napoli Needs to Learn Some Baseball Manners”

  1. Terry S says:

    Class and Red Sox don’t usually belong in the same sentence. Too bad CC is on the DL. He would have no problem sending a message about respect that Mr. Napoli would have no problem understanding.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    I was thinking the same thing, Terry. But the best “justice” would be if the Yanks win the game tonight.

  3. john adamski says:

    Welcome to Ct. The home of PO’D Yankee fans.

    Michael, gotta try a steamed cheeseburger this year!

  4. Jane Heller says:

    At LAX now, John, waiting to board our flight for JFK. Watched last night’s game and wish I hadn’t. Chase Whitley = DFA. Not happy! Will remind Michael about the steamed cheeseburger. :)

  5. Audrey says:

    I just hope that when Napoli was picked off at second in the third game Jeter or Roberts (I forget who made the play) muttered “What an idiot.”