I’m not sure when it happened — had to be back in the Nixon Administration — but at some point White Sox’ announcer Ed Farmer took a disliking to the Royals. Or at least so it seems.
Farmer, famous for throwing at and injuring Al Cowens and Frank White in a single Rangers-Royals game back in 1979, was in the booth for the White Sox-Royals game on Saturday. His highlights:
- Saying that if a Royals batter squared to bunt, the pitcher should throw at the batter;
- Lecturing Eric Hosmer for not playing the game the right way because he showed some excitement at what he thought was a big hit, but which was caught by an infielder; and
- Saying, after Lorenzo Cain hit a big go-ahead home run and looked into his dugout with excitement, “If I’m on the mound and he does that, next time up when I face him he’s looking at the sky.”
I dunno, Ed. Maybe next time he’s facing you try not to throw him a crap pitch that he can launch?
Just remember: “Playing the game the right way” = “trying to seriously injure someone out of anger at your own inability to play better than they do.”