If you have not seen Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, GO HERE.
Revenge is coming, right? After all, Joe Maddon said just that after last night’s game…
We will respond to others that do try to do it to us.
He also made it clear that the “cowardly” actions by the Red Sox run the risk of getting their own players hurt. So somebody on the Red Sox is going to get a bruise and back full of dirt tonight, right? Maybe not.
First of all, if revenge is on Maddon’s mind, telling the entire world was the worst way to go about it. Now, both the umpires and the league office are on alert even more than before. But more importantly, the Rays have ten players on the disabled list (including a starting pitcher), and can’t afford to lose any players to suspension or injury, especially David Price.
So then why did Maddon make the comments if he has no intention of retaliating? Maybe that is exactly why Maddon made the comments. Maybe Maddon made the comments knowing it was the only way he could send a stern message. Maybe he made the comments to give all of the Red Sox batters something else to think about tonight and tomorrow. The psychological damage of not knowing if something is going to happen and when it might happen could be far more effective.
Doesn’t that sound more like something the always-calculating Maddon might do, as opposed to just punching somebody in the nose?
Or maybe Price will drill David Ortiz in the first inning and there will be a brawl.