C.J. Wilson Expresses Emotion; Ron Washington Has None of It

Forgive me if this is baseball heresy, but I'm not sure I see the problem with this: After giving up a grand slam to Richie Sexson two nights ago, Rangers closer C.J. Wilson does what you'll see above -- he tosses the ball into manager Ron Washington's hands in a quick little petulant fit of anger. Oh well, right?

Ah, but Ronny has none of that. He makes Wilson step back on the mound and hand him the ball like a big boy, simultaneously burnishing his image as Someone Who Respects the Game and embarrassing Wilson. All in day's work.

But like I said above, I'm not sure I find that much wrong with Wilson tossing the ball at Washington. OK, he probably shouldn't act like a jerk on the mound. Fine. But he did just give up a grand slam, which means he was mad at himself for letting his teammates down -- I'm not sure that's the sort of thing you're looking to punish in plain sight. Oh no! He's being emotive! Quick, squash it with stuffy baseball tradition!

(HT: Big League Stew)

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