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Astros Shortstop Carlos Correa Covered In Piss After Thursday’s Loss to the Blue Jays

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…

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:

Uhhhhh…. hhhhhWhat?

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)

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  • Barry

    Atkins had a fair bit of trouble with the facts on that play, so it’s possible Correa was talking about somethibg else bug Atkins botched things again.

    What the “something else” could be, I don’t know, because I can’t spot anything in the game video. Perhaps he took Osuna’s prayer for some other kind of gesture. Or maybe he’d never seen the knock-knock routine and took it personally. Or maybe something else entirely.

    I’m really reaching, I know, but only because it’s so bizarre that the action he’s reported to be complaining about would warrant such a reaction. It’s something I’ve seen a million times. A sharp grounder, the pitcher has to wait for the first baseman to get to the bag, and makes a safe toss. It can’t be the first time Correa has seen that.

  • Barry

    Actually, the more I look at it, the more I think Hunter Atkins is the diaper-wearing, unprofessional, hack-reporter dick.

    First he claimed the throw was “underhand.” He had to retract that when people forced him to watch a fucking replay before putting bullshit in his column.

    But what he retained was the accusation that Osuna “paused for the crowd.” And the “took six steps” BS (Smoak wasn’t at the bag). And patting the glove? Seriously? You’d think it was his first time covering baseball. Perhaps it was, I don’t know.

    Correa was a bit of a suck, which athletes can sometimes be in the heat of a post-game scrum, but a reporter has a fucking job to do and that job doesn’t involve purposely mischaracterizing events for the sole purpose of disparaging the reputation of a 22-year-old kid who did nothing bit excel at his own job. So fuck you, Hunter Atkins, you unprofessional knob.

    • Morgan Burton

      Houston is the fattest and most hideous city in America. It seems like fryer grease. It’s coast is full of oil derricks. The traffic is obscene. It’s hot as fuck. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

      • Teddy Ballgame

        I don’t know if this a) is pure hyperbole, b) is proof you haven’t traveled widely in the US or c) indicates you were carjacked there on your way to Tijuana.

  • ErnieWhitt

    He does say “showing me up” which to me indicates he thinks Osuna did something out of the ordinary. The thing that makes that such BS is Correa himself is sauntering up the line. Osuna gets the ball, waits for Smoak, and takes his time throwing over to first. Most people who’ve pitched will know that that play can sometimes be awkward, so I’m glad he took the time that Correa gave him to make sure he didn’t throw the ball away. To me this registers as a 1 out of 10 controversial play. Sore losers chirp after games, and if Correa gets another chance against Bob I’ll be very pleased as it will mean the Jays are winning again.

  • Will Murray

    I’ve watched this a few times and…..I don’t get it.

    As much as it’s eye-roll worthy, old school, nonsense, at least I “get” why opponents got mad at Jose for the bat flip or Stroman for his exuberance or other hypothetical ‘respect the game’ BS we see from Zaun and others. But this?

    …I don’t get it.

    • Barry

      Yeah, this strikes me as something Correa is going to step back from if he’s asked about it today. Even he has to see that he had nothibg to complain about.

      I like Correa and I like the Astros, so I’m hoping a little sense comes to him on reflection.


    Wait, so Correa made his way to 1B at a glacial pace, then complained that Osuna paused before making sure he didn’t fuck up and rush his throw to get him out?

    Maybe don’t draw attention to the fact that you gave up on any attempt to make it to the bag? I mean, glass houses, etc.

  • Barry

    Correa now claims Osuna stared at him as he was coming out of the box. That is not obvious in the replay, and Osuna says he isn’t sure why Correa thought that. Hunter Atkins, hack journalist and bush league shit disturber, hasn’t changed his earlier take which claimed all sorts of things that had nothing to do with this apparent stare.