*Click to watch video because I can’t truly embed a damn MLB video on this blog 😦
MLB- Fernando Rodney must have run out of arrows on Sunday. After the Seattle closer got Kole Calhoun to fly out to deep center and end the eighth inning, Rodney reached back for one of his trademark imaginary arrows and shot it towards the Angels’ dugout.
“That was for the fans, because they booed me,” said Rodney, who pitched for the Angels from 2010-11 and is far from beloved in Anaheim. “It’s part of the game.” The game was not over, however, and the Angels came back to beat Rodney and the Mariners, 6-5, in the ninth on Grant Green’s single up the middle at Angel Stadium. Before Green’s game-winner, however, the Angels responded to Rodney’s display.
After Mike Trout drew a five-pitch walk, Albert Pujols stepped in against Seattle’s All-Star closer. Pujols watched two pitches before jumping on a 1-1 Rodney fastball and dumping it into right field. Trout scored on the double to tie the game at 5. While standing on second base, Pujols fired an arrow towards the Angels dugout. Trout sent one back.
God I love this video so much. I don’t really get annoyed when dominant closers have a celebration, mostly because it is a pressure filled situation and these guys are just releasing their anxiety once the high wire act is over. But fuuuuuuuuuuck Fernando Rodney. He was an abomination before he went to Tampa, ruining Tigers wins and countless fantasy teams along the way.
Now he has that stupid ass arrow routine. And the fact he did that in the 8th inning of a game he was about to blow is the most poetic of justices in the world. I love Phat Albert and The Natural throwing the arrows back at him. Fantastic. And all the talk about him shooting the arrows towards the fans? Ummm, Fernando you know they record these games, right? It is clear as day you pointing at the Angels dugout. No matter, though. Chalk up another BS in the box score for Rodney and yesterday was a good day.
PS- I have not heard one person on the internet mention the similarities between Mike Trout and Johnny from The Real World: Portland. They may not look like twins, but they are at least those brothers that are one year apart and teachers constantly mistake for each other in school. Glaring omission by the internet.Follow @TheClemReport