[UPDATE] More information is coming out from last night, specifically about what happened between Quirk and Porter in the 5th inning. From all accounts it seems as though that Quirk was just as responsible for the dust up as Porter, maybe even moreso. I still think that Porter should stay in his box and away from the Cubs dugout, but I expect Quirk and Clevenger for that matter to express their anger with the season/game/team in different ways, especially when you are getting your teeth kicked in because doing this kind of stuff when that is happening comes across as weak.
“All that stuff that happened, that was instigated by Quirk screaming out at Porter,” plate umpire Jerry Layne said. “And the obscenities that he screamed out I just felt was inappropriate, and that’s what caused everything. The reason he was ejected was he was the cause.”
I will say this though, the words coming from the Nationals, their manager, and their broadcast team are ridiculous. You’re not the 1927 Yankees, you are having a good year, and you are not that far removed from “playing like the Cubs” so save the routine of talking down to other teams, and play the way you all love to talk so much about.
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Davey Johsnon has announced that Stephen Strasburg will be the Washington Nationals opening day starter against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, April 5th. He has never been to Chicago, let alone Wrigley Field, but obviously said it is a “tremendous honor.” Hopefully we can make his first appearance in Wrigley one he would like to forget. The Cubs have yet to announce their opening day starter, it appears it will either be Matt Garza or Ryan Dempster.