It was a day later, but yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays were still talking about John Lackey plunking Matt Joyce on Monday night. Here’s Rays’ infielder Sean Rodriguez speaking to Marc Topkin yesterday:
“It was very unmanlike to deny that you did it on purpose, that’s basically what I was addressing with him when we were on the field,” Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez said Tuesday. “I played with (Lackey), I thought he was more of a man. But maybe he’s changed, I don’t know.”
Joyce called Lackey throwing at him “a pretty bush league move.”
Maybe it was. God knows Lackey’s teammate David Ortiz routinely does the bat flipping that Lackey didn’t appreciate Joyce doing. But I sorta feel like you let these things go after a day.