Everything’s bigger in Texas, they say. Diapers, for example, it turns out.
Apparently not content for his Astros to be the only Major League Baseball team from the Longhorn State not to spend its time in Toronto covered in its own piss, Carlos Correa gave his pants a good soaking when speaking with reporters following Thursday night’s 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays…
Carlos Correa called out Roberto Osuna for showing him up on final out: "Next time I face him, he better not give up a homer."
— Hunter Atkins (@HunterAtkins35) July 7, 2017
More context to the final play: pic.twitter.com/cQ7PEo3T9k— Hunter Atkins (@HunterAtkins35) July 7, 2017
Correction on underhand lob: Osuna paused for the crowd to roar, patted the ball in his glove & sauntered six steps before throwing to first— Hunter Atkins (@HunterAtkins35) July 7, 2017
In case you missed it, or would like to go over it like the Zapruder film to figure out what the fuck these people are on about, here is the play in question:
— Andrew Hockridge (@drewhockridge) July 7, 2017
Seems entirely fine to me. Osuna maybe takes one step after Smoak finally reaches the bag, and Correa isn’t exactly hustling up the line anyway, so… so what? Then again, I’m not a complete fucking pissbaby, so I guess it’s hard for me to judge.
Now, if Correa was really just joking around about this, that I’d get. Have some fun out there, lads! Trash talk! I’m cool with that. And, in fact, Hunter Atkins notes in his gamer for the Houston Chronicle that Correa is “difficult to rile,” and that he “exited the showers singing, shrugged when asked about the costly mistake at second and offered [his] warning to Osuna, politely.”
All in good fun? Let’s hope so, because if not, Jesus, lighten up! Enjoy being in a city that isn’t Houston for fuck sakes!
(h/t to fangraphs.com for WPA chart and statistics)