The San Diego Padres' Carlos Quentin broke a perfectly good pitcher last night and Twitter has reacted in kind.
On Thursday night, a kerfuffle quickly turned into a fracas when the Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke plunked the oft-hit Carlos Quentin in the shoulder. One quick stare down later and it was on like Diddy Kong.
The Dodgers pitcher left with an injury and everyone in the world wondered why Quentin would charge the mound on a 3-2 count in a 2-1 game. The only thing to do in such a moment is to settle things with humor.
Enter the LA Dodgers Twitter feed.
Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers
See you on Monday in Los Angeles: http://t.co/y2E5e4TBzq4/12/2013, 5:48:03 AM
Yes, yes; it all really escalated quickly.
As we now know, Greinke will be out for a prolonged period with what is now being diagnosed as a fractured collarbone, via USA Today.
Judging by the images below, I guess you can say Greinke at least sent a message before he left the field. We present to you pictures that are but the sparks for what should soon be an all-out meme blaze.
This tweet aptly describes what is going on in the image. It's the kind of breakdown you would get from an art history class.
Grantland spotted the same thing and offered, "I'm calling the fight a draw." We agree.
I don't know; it looks like Greinke is dropping his left a little. That might hurt him in later rounds.
Paul Pabst @PaulPabst
Sneaky fastball here by Greinke. http://t.co/n0yzHirG9G4/12/2013, 2:15:18 PM
Let's put our adult hats on for just a moment and point out Quentin is no doubt wearing a cup and it seems Greinke is grabbing a whole bunch of pant fabric.
Still, no man wants to see a clenched fist so close to anyone's junk, even if said junk belongs to a man who has been hit more than three Hall of Famers combined.
Jeremy Johnson @jeremyjohnson1
"Quentin has been hit by a pitch more times in his career than Mantle, Aaron and Mays combined." @Kurkjian_ESPN #NotHOF4/12/2013, 4:26:31 PM
I'll bite, Q. I didn't see it at first, but perhaps Greinke was throwing at you. By the look of things, all MLB pitchers are throwing at you.
Maybe if you stop diving into pitches while crowding the plate, these things wouldn't happen quite so frequently.
Lastly, let me offer one great big thank you to the entirety of the internet for taking a brawl and making it a circus. The laughs were needed.
Hit me up on Twitter; I promise not to charge the mound.
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