Once again, the Braves have their knickers in a twist over a feud they started
Remember when Jose Fernandez pimped his home run a bit against the Braves, causing Chris Johnson and Brian McCann to take it personally, even though their own Evan Gattis had done the same thing earlier in that very game?
Well, they're at it again, this time with Carlos Gomez making quite the scene following a home run off Paul Maholm.
Gomez was upset about a HBP from Maholm earlier in the season, and was determined to show him up.
He definitely did that, with a bomb off of Maholm, followed by a bat flip and then a quite deliberate waltz around the basepaths, jawing at each player on his way around.
Braves catcher Brian McCann stepped between Gomez and home plate, not allowing Gomez to touch the plate as they jawed for a bit.
Once again, McCann comes off as an enormous douchebag, going way too far over the line in reaction to something that could have been taken care of with a simple beanball later in the game.
The Braves have shown themselves to be a rather emotional team, probably too much so. In an effort to protect the precious unwritten rules of the game, they've come off as particularly sensitive and it really just looks like peacocking, since MLB "brawls" are really nothing but slightly intense arguments with lots of participants.
Hopefully the Braves can relax a bit before the playoffs.
Check out the video of last night's brouhaha: