Here’s proof that knuckleheads come in all shapes and sizes.
I’m all for being frustrated if things do go right whether it’s on the mound, on the hardwood or on the pitch, but don’t disrespect your teammates and coaches by showing classless moves.
Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson pouted like a little kid after Texas manager Ron Washington pulled him in the eighth. Wilson apparently wasn’t happy being taken out and before Washington could retrieve the ball, Wilson tossed the ball to him. Washington, pulled him back and made Wilson hand him the ball. The sad part is this is only one of numerous classless moves by Wilson.
I see a lot classless stuff when I cover games and I’ve gotten into the habit of posting unacceptable behavior when I blogged at The Register.
I usually don’t mention names but when something clearly is out of hand I’ll write about it on the blog.
I covered a soccer game between two OC soccer powerhouses last year and a lot was claimed to have said and done: from home fans spitting the visiting team to cursing. Keep in mind both these teams are Catholic schools. Some of those allegations made the paper (coach’s quotes) just as did a brawl that broke out at a soccer game I covered a few years ago. The AD’s wanted me to keep that out of the paper but of course that didn’t happen.
As a reporter I see a lot and my intent never is to put a kid or school to shame, but actions such as Wilson’s are unacceptable at any level, me thinks.