As if a 10-game winning streak weren’t (or is it ‘wasn’t') exciting enough, we have the potential for a benches-clearing brawl today at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium between the Wingnuts and Grand Prairie. I don’t think it will happen, but the possibility is enough to hook you, isn’t it?
The Wingnuts celebrated last night’s walkoff homer from C.J. Ziegler by going with the Prince Fielder routine at home plate. Now with Detroit, Fielder made the celebration famous in Milwaukee, and it involves him jumping on the plate and his teammates going down as if drilled by a grenade. The last time Fielder did it, if I recall, he nearly fought in the tunnel of whatever stadium it was. It’s an over-the-top routine that doesn’t make opponents very happy.
And apparently Grand Prairie isn’t very happy, either. I’m hearing that some of its players were put off by the Wingnuts’ antics last night, and when those antics were mentioned today on Facebook, former Wingnut and current Grand Prairie closer Justin Dowdy said, “I don’t make threats, just promises.” So take that however you want.
I’m certainly no betting man, but I’m guessing we avoid any real dramatics of the bench-clearing variety today. My guess is that Grand Prairie hits either Ziegler or John Rodriguez, who was quoted in today’s Eagle taking credit for orchestrating the celebration, and that either one of them jog to first. Then it’ll be over and everybody will move on.
But the possibility of a brawl is exciting in its own right, don’t you think?