Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sticks and stones


Mets' Monday night starter Nelson Figueroa wasn't thrilled with the way the Nationals reacted to the 5 hits and 5 walks they got off of him en route to picking up his third loss of the season. He had the following to say to the New York Post:

"They were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch of softball girls. If that's what a last-place team needs to do to fire themselves up, so be it. They need to show a little more class and professionalism."


To which the Mets responded, "I know you are but what are we?"

OK - not really, but come on, Nelson. Name calling? Didn't anyone tell you that sticks and stones break bones, not words? And if the Nationals players are softball girls, what does that make Figueroa, who was hit hard all night long? For now, he's just acting like a 6 year old kid.

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