Did I miss something here?
Weaver did this to Trout last season on the scoreboard at a ST game, and everybody thought it was the funniest thing. CJ deleted it after like 15 minutes anyway, and Nap changed his #.
It's just "boys being boys" as the saying goes. A classic case of people making something bigger than it is.
Great post, Boxy. I could not have said it any better. The idiots who would actually call this number are probably the same people who would pay $200.00 for a baseball jersey that has someone else's name on it.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go and buy my Albert Pulols jersey.
They were both stupid, there is no denying that. But is this seriously so upsetting to you and me that it warrants 3 threads on the board?
Napoli could've just played this off in public, and privately confronted CJ if he wanted to. Wilson made it a big deal, Napoli made it a bigger one, IMO. Things could've ended up differently, but from what I gather, they didn't get along last season, and a lot of the Rangers felt the same way about CJ. Hopefully these locker room issues were isolated, and don't carry into Anaheim, but we shall know soon enough.
The rivalry is already more interesting though, nobody can deny that.
Edit: The article about this on SI says that it was an old number, but I'd be surprised if it was, given how upset Nap was about it.
Let's see, Wilson pitches tomorrow, Tuesday.
If he gets four days rest in between starts, he'll be scheduled to pitch next on Sunday.
Against the Rangers.
I'm sure there will be plenty of reporters and cameras trained on them before the game. This is the kind of non-event that the press loves turning into an "event".
Napoli's had a rough off season. First the ankle injury, then the funny autograph signing lawsuit incident, now this...oh the horror! Napolice's favorite player - LOL!
A SILLY game? Did you say a silly game???? Baseball is not silly, my friend........
Baseball in Spring
It is sun in the morning and the moon at night.
As the herald of spring, it turns dark into light.
Red dirt and green grassmeans that winter is past.
And the scents from afarare rosin and pine tar,
When returning each yearthere is nothing more dear
than the crack of a bat
and the tug of a hat.
Baseball in springis all of these thingsand
anguish and hope,rookies and vets,blood and breath, life and death.
Clowns are silly. "Reality" shows are silly. Player pranks are silly.
Baseball is not silly.
>>There are serious problems in the world Napoli needs to stop acting like this is more than a prank.<<
Well, it was more than a prank. This wasn't some lighthearted joke between friends. It's some thin-skinned jerk of a pitcher retaliating against an ex-teammate he didn't get along with because he said something the pitcher thought was disrespectful.
Granted, it's not like Wilson went and poisoned Napoli's dog or something, but it does show a lack of maturity and an inability to brush things off on the part of Wilson.
Sadly, it sounds like it's par for the course with Wilson, too. Everything I hear is that he's kind of a dck.