No, not Pat Hughes and Ron Santo. Well, yes, them as well, but we're talking about Bob Brenly and Len Kasper. On Saturday Ryan Braun got hit in the head with a Ryan Dempster pitch. Ryan Braun does not like it when people throw at his head, understandably. In his next at-bat, Ryan Braun hit a ball off of Ryan Dempster that is just landing right...about...now.
As Braun started his home run trot he glared at Dempster just for a second. For anyone with half a brain the message was obvious: "That'll teach you to throw at my head, jerk."
But the Cubs announcers don't have much of a grasp of the obvious. They stated that Braun has acquired a reputation for being "cocky" and that if he continues to show up pitchers by glaring at them, he will experience "another intercostal muscle problem during his next at-bat."
They somehow forgot to mention that Dempster had thrown at (and hit) Braun just two at-bats ago. The message, I suppose, is that if Braun keeps hitting home runs off of pitchers who throw at Braun, that pitchers will keep throwing at Braun. OK.
Goevany Soto should also send Kosuke Fukudome a bouquet of flowers for making such a shitty throw home the other day when Prince Fielder scored from second. If that throw is any better the Cubs are placing yet another player on the DL.
Apparently that pitch actually hit Braun's bat. I watched it in a bar and to me, it looked like it hit his helmet. Either way it was certainly targeted at his head.
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