Not since CJ Wilson’s “Lawyerball” comments, has a player fired up the Oakland fan base, as Matt Garza did tonight. Garza did not take a liking to the suicide bunt that SS Eric Sogard laid down in the seventh inning in today’s game, and he made that perfectly clear when he screamed the words “Fu***** pu***” towards Sogard, after Alberto Callaspo scored on the play.
The A’s went on to win the game by a final score of 4-2 and Matt Garza took to Twitter after the game, not just to Eric Sogard himself, but his wife also. Apparently Mr. Garza did not appreciate the comment Kaycee Sogard made regarding her husband “not responding to name calling.”
I am not sure what world Matt Garza is living in, but where I come from, my husband “allows” me to speak up not only for myself, but for himself too, if needed.
Garza then goes on to issue an “apology”, explaining that he’s just letting his “competitive edge out” and that if they don’t like what he has to say, than to unfollow him.
Well, Matt, can I call you Matt? I don’t follow you, and most of us actually can’t follow you, because you hide behind a locked account. I actually do not like what you have to say, nor do my fellow A’s fans, and it’s our given right to let you know that. Attacking a player for a LEGAL play in baseball seems silly, but attacking a player’s wife over Twitter seems cowardly. I can’t speak for the Rangers organization, but after tonight, I assume they are not pleased with giving up a group of prospects for a guy who cannot remain professional on and off the field.
And just for good measure, Garza topped his apology off with this gem:
I assume he was attacking one of our fans. He didn’t “at” him though.
Eric Sogard followed up two hours with a Tweet of his own, and I think it’s obvious who wins this Twitter war.
It should be an interesting series finale tomorrow, and I will be one of the “lucky” fans in tomorrow’s attendance. We may be a small group, but, in Oakland, we don’t let our dislike for players go unknown.