Wednesday, June 05, 2013

You're Kidding, Right?

Domonic Brown, one of the lone bright lights on a very dull team, is the subject of a very unflattering story by Bob Brookover in this AM's Inky.

The gist of the story is that a lot of baseball people are put off by what they label "unprofessional" behavior by Brown following his home runs.  Seems he does too much styling for their taste, takes wide turns around first and crosses the plate with some Samurai-like pose whenever Ryan Howard is there to greet him.

The most cited group of offenders appear to be scouts, a group long in the tooth on average and probably old school in general, Reggie Jackson's histrionics notwithstanding.

Brookover also quotes some opponents including nameless souls on the Miami Marlins' roster.  The way things are going in their world, anyone drawing a walk probably is offensive to them.

Frankly, I've been struck by how modest Brown has been during his latest tear.  Indeed, he can't be stylin' too much in this fan's mind given how profoundly boring the Phillies are in general.  Now, maybe Brown's "antics" are relative to the stoicism of the Chase Utley's of the world.  Who knows.

Oh, and who cares???!!!

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