Philadelphia Phillies television broadcaster Gary Matthews didn’t pull any punches on the air Wednesday, calling the New York Mets “crybabies.” Afterward, he took things even further, according to the New York Daily News.
The crybaby reference happened in the sixth inning after Mets righthander Mike Pelfrey nearly hit Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco with a pitch. Pelfrey had some words for Polanco, believing he leaned into the pitch. Polanco jawed back to Pelfrey and Mets catcher Josh Thole. At that point Matthews referred to the Mets as “crybabies.”
Afterward, Matthews told a Daily News reporter: “Tell them Sarge said it, the Mets are crybabies. That’s why they lose.”
Matthews then chased down the reporter and made crying motions with his fists under eyes. “Make sure you have tears, like this,” Matthews said.
They say if you watch enough baseball your bound to witness things you have never witnessed before on the diamond. That happened on Sunday watching the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks game when in the fourth inning Arizona’s newly acquired pitcher Jason Marquis plunked Mets Josh Thole with a pitch in the leg. However both players crumpled to the ground simultaneously.
Turns out Marquis suffered a broken right fibula after taking an Angel Pagan line drive off his shin in the previous inning and eventually took an at-bat as he stayed in the game.
“I thought it was just tightness from a bruise,” Marquis said. “The pain was enough I could deal with to stay out there. I just felt something pop and team physician Dr. Michael Lee said it completed the break.”
Marquis will be out for four to six weeks. Click HERE to see the highlight.