LADY AT THE BAT: Thoughts On The Francisco Cervelli-Red Sox Incident

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thoughts On The Francisco Cervelli-Red Sox Incident

Francisco Cervelli has way more energy than I do. If I had one ounce of the energy Cervelli has I would not have waited as long as I have waited since my last post to this blog. Apologies to all my loyal readers and advertisers out there for not doing a good job here lately.

Cervelli doesn't need to apologize. I love the way this guy plays the game. The way he moves behind the plate, and how he pumps his fists and claps his hands is really entertaining. I saw nothing wrong with the way he celebrated his towering home run last night against John Lackey and the Red Sox at Fenway Park. You keep right on celebrating, Cisco, and don't let anyone tell you to do otherwise.

I did have a problem with something else Cervelli did. When Lackey plunked him in his next at-bat, Cervelli took issue with him and shouted angrily toward the mound. Definitely the wrong thing to do. If Cervelli wants to demonstrate his energy and celebrate, he can't expect not to suffer the consequences for it. When Lackey hit him he should have done nothing more than run to first base.

You can't have it both ways, Cicso. If you want to keep saying "That's Cervelli," you are going to have to pay the piper.


Anonymous said...

I don't agree with you on Franky having to just run to 1st and not say anything. Franky is super high octane and very animated about almost everything. His hand clap at home plate was nothing more than what he always does. He wasn't trying to show anyone up. That's the last thing Franky would do. So for Lackey to hit him for it is totally uncalled for. Franky, in my opinion, did the right thing, stood up for himself.

froszty8519 said...

I feel like these type of incidents happen all the time but because of all the buzz that is around the Red Sox vs Yankees games, they are more blown up. So I say it's actually too bad that Lackey will probably be suspended/fined but other than that, it's all part of the game !So let's go support the team and be there live for the team