Seriously, they can do better than this.
Lastings Milledge was on second base last night when John Maine hit his home run in the fourth inning of the Mets' 8-4 win. As he headed for home, an excited Milledge celebrated in that, shall we say, exuberant style that sometimes ticks opponents off.
Were the Pirates ticked off? Manager Jim Tracy said, "I'm not going to get into that" when asked about Milledge's antics, which included waving Maine around the bases like a third-base coach. But the second pitch of Milledge's next at-bat was a fastball to the elbow from reliever Tony Armas Jr.
What a surprise, another "Milledge is a punk and showboat" article from the New York media. This follows what the MSM is prone to doing in this day and age. Once a theme develops, they run with it until it becomes played out or invalid. For instance, Milledge is now the "showboat punk" so every chance they get to perpetuate this theme they do it. We saw this with A-Rod and all of the "he's not worth his contract because he's not clutch" articles. Now the question is how much will A-Rod make and will the Yankees be foolish enough to let him walk away. Go figure.
I watched the entire game last night and L-Millz did nothing wrong. He didn't show up anyone. Now his Reyes handshake homerun is borderline (that little semi-slide/moonwalk at the end may be pushing it), but again that's at the dugout and everyone knows it's not intended to show up the other team. I'd also like to point out that on the pitch where Milledge got hit, HE'S the one who actually initiated the contact and probably should not have been given first base. For Newsday to implicate that he was hit as retaliation is a stretch.
And yes this is yet another Milledge post (takes a long sigh...). Hey did Bonds homer yet? Now there's a REAL punk for you. Holla back.