The Sittin’ Hawaiian
The result of that big fight between the Giants and the Phillies?
The Flyin’ Hawaiian walked toward the mound after being hit by a pitch, then later wrestled with umpire Mike Muchlinski. I’m guessing that rasslin’ with a man in blue is not appreciated by the powers that be.
Not suspended: Ramon Ramirez, who hit Victorino with the pitch; Eli Whiteside, who stepped between Victorino and Ramirez; and Placido Polanco, who ran in from second base to throw gasoline on the fire.
(Correcting what Mike wrote earlier this week: Jimmy Rollins store second with a six-run lead, not a four-run lead. To this year’s Giants offense, a six-run lead is about as insurmountable as it gets, and the unwritten rules of baseball say that you don’t steal in that situation. But this whole “unwritten rules of baseball” stuff is nonsense. If you can steal a base, and they can’t stop you, I don’t care if you do it. But if you piss the other team off, you might regret it later. That’s what Rollins should’ve kept in mind: That he’d be giving motivation to the team that beat the Phillies in the playoffs last year, not that he’d be breaking some nonexistent rule.)