In the sixth inning of Thursday’s extra-innings loss to the Oakland A’s, the Texas Rangers took what was to be a short-lived lead on a suicide squeeze, which plated Craig Gentry. The bunt was popped up, and Oakland starter (and former Ranger) Brandon McCarthy dove to catch it. And he did, but not officially. It was ruled a trap, A’s manager Bob Melvin got tossed arguing the call, and the game continued with Texas in the lead, 4-3.
As peeved as McCarthy was, his wife Amanda was none too pleased, either. She quickly tweeted, in response to the play, per the Dallas Morning News, "That was some (expletive) (expletive).. REPLAY"--a sentiment very similar to the one that got Melvin thrown out.
In response to this, Rangers fans began sending her what we’d imagine were less-than-friendly messages over the social networking site. Mrs. McCarthy responded, "The amount of adult men that are trying to bait me into an argument on twitter is just sad.. Seriously grow up."
But it wasn’t all bad for the McCarthy’s Thursday. The A’s ended up getting the win, and a number of Rangers fans took to Lady McCarthy’s defense, re: the blown call.
"Haha. Thanks guys. So many awesome ranger fans tweeting me their apologizes. Those are the fans I remember and missed :)" she said.