Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick is ticked off at Tigers’ reliever Al Alburquerque. In the top of the 9th today, Yoenis Cespedes hit a come backer to Alburquerque who ran toward first, kissed the ball and then threw Cespedes out. Later Reddick told the media, “I didn’t appreciate it. I think that’s immature and not very professional.”

Reddick may be correct, although I don’t think so. Too many ballplayers are afraid of being shown up — it’s a big deal in the baseball culture. Reddick’s issue is not ball kissing. It’s that the A’s are down two games to zip in a five game series. If you don’t want to get shown up, win a game.

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  1. chris

    Reddick did win the game, with his homerun that put the A’s up 4-3. Someone else lost the game after that. AL Albakerkee is a clown, and the A’s will have the last laugh when they sweep the Tigers in Oakland.

    October 7th, 2012 5:26 pm

  2. CohnZohn

    chris, if the A’s sweep the Tigers in Oakland, they certainly deserve the last laugh. That’s the way to do it.

    October 7th, 2012 5:28 pm

  3. Stan

    When you wear Spiderman costumes and are the main cream pie thrower..or burning shaving cream in everybody’s eyes, its the Reddick pot calling the Reddick Kettle, immature.

    October 7th, 2012 7:25 pm

  4. Jim Bancroft

    Hear hear. Reddick comes across as immature, given his pie-in-the-face and other nonsense, and this doesn’t help. He has more than a little Dallas Braden in him (in a bad way) . Time to focus on the task at hand Josh, and not worry about baseball smoochers.

    October 7th, 2012 8:17 pm

  5. Stan

    Although,Cespedes saying he plans on kissing his bat with his next hit sounds great!..REVENGE is sweet..hee.

    October 8th, 2012 1:22 pm

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