Just a banner day for Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon. He made a three-run disappear, got booed lustily by the hometown crowd and got angry. He then grabbed his junk whole walking toward his dugout as a not-so-subtle gesture of his own displeasure with getting booed.
His actions did not go unnoticed by Worst Umpire in the World Joe West, who walked over to the dugout gave the ol’ heave-ho.
Papelbon, clearly unhappy with all the developments, decided to get all chesty toward West, who basically tossed him aside like a rag doll.
The whole sequence would have been more at home in a WWE brodcast than a baseball game.
Papelbon is maintaining his innocence, saying he didn’t intentionally make an obscene gesture toward the crowd.
Papelbon said that he didn’t do the crotch grab intentionally, but was adjusting himself after having trouble with his supporter
— Kevin Cooney (@KevinCooney) September 14, 2014
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsOh really? Tell us more, sir.
— Bob Vetrone Jr. (@BoopStats) September 15, 2014
[H/T: Larry Brown Sports]