Ok, so it’s an off night for our teams. That means I am watching the Mets. And Pedro’s pitching, so it’s not that big a chore. A moment ago, Pedro plunked Jose Guillen (his third hit batsman of the evening). Guillen proceeded to amble towards the mound, bat in hand, pointing his Louisville Slugger directly at Pedro (his bat, that is). It was many seconds and an extended bearhug before anyone was able to wrest the bat from Guillen’s hands. Frank Robinson is now asking that Pedro be ejected from the game (there have not been any warnings to this point, so I don’t see how that happens). The thing is, Pedro hit Guillen with a pitch that was maybe 8 inches off the plate. Perhaps Julian Tavarez and Guillen can start their own little club.
(while I was typing, Nick Johnson hit a two run jack. I wonder if this will inspire Pedro to really throw inside…)