Prince Fielder Goes After Guillermo Mota In Dodgers Clubhouse
Total Pro Sports – Last night’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers was not as uneventful as you may expect from a 17-4 rout. In fact, the fun did not even stop after the final out had been recorded. It had only just begun.
With two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the score 17-4, Prince Fielder was at the plate just looking to get out of this nightmare of a game. Earlier in the game, Manny Ramirez was hit by a pitch, and Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota was out for revenge, despite what the scoreboard displayed.
His first pitch to Fielder ran right inside and plunked him on the hip. Mota was immediately ejected and Ramon Troncoso, who was warming up in the bullpen, came in to record the final out. Once that happened, Fielder charged down the dugout steps and headed straight for the Dodgers clubhouse:
He knew the location of the Dodgers clubhouse because it’s near a weight room used by visitors, so Fielder hustled past fans and reporters toward the door, yelling obscenities. A number of his teammates caught up with Fielder in time to usher him back to the visitor’s side. [MLB.com]
I guess it isn’t just the Dodgers fans who are getting themselves into trouble these days with opposing teams.
It would have been great to see (or at least hear) what would have happened had Fielder made it to Mota. It may have looked something like this. In case you don’t remember, that is the same Guillermo Mota who beaned Mike Piazza a few years back, then ran away as a crazy-eyed Piazza chased him around the park.
There is no telling whether any discipline will be handed down from the league as a result of this incident, but you would have to believe that they will look closely into the actions of the Dodgers and manager Joe Torre. After all, what is a pitcher doing warming up in the ninth inning with two outs? Seems like someone was getting ready in case their pitcher got ejected.
Hat Tip – [MLB.com]