The blossoming rivalry between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals looks like it’s already extended to broadcasters, too.
The Blue Jays and Royals got real chippy over the weekend in Toronto, culminating with a bench-clearing incident and postgame trash talk following Sunday’s game.
Things didn’t end there, either. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura — who’s been in the middle of a couple of on-field scuffles involving the Royals this season — went big game hunting with a Twitter attack on Jose Bautista. Ventura’s tweets eventually were deleted, but not before the Internet could save and translate them.
“You need to stop giving signs,” part of the Twitter warning read. “You’re gonna get it from me for being fresh and you really are a nobody.”
Harsh words, especially from a guy with almost twice as many minor league starts to major league starts to his name.
Former Blue Jays catcher and current Sportsnet commentator Gregg Zaun wasn’t about to let that go. Prior to Sportsnet’s telecast of Monday’s game versus the Minnesota Twins, Zaun recited an open letter to Ventura and pulled no punches.
Unfortunately, as Zaun points out, the two teams won’t meet again this season. We can only hope they meet in the playoffs, though.
h/t The Big Lead
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