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Andres Torres is taking spring training very seriously

Mar 12, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

Andres Torres

Ned Yost isn’t the only one taking spring training way too seriously.

Andrew Baggarly of has this little tidbit about Giants outfielder Andres Torres:

In a burst of rage that made the crowd gasp Monday at Surprise Stadium, Torres snapped a bat over his knee after striking out with the bases loaded in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 2-1 victory over Texas. …

It was an extreme act for a player, especially in a spring training game that counts for nothing. It was especially out of character for Torres, the 2010 Willie Mac Award winner, who is so genial that he makes Mr. Rogers look like a brooding malcontent.

Not only was it a spring training game, it was the fourth inning of a spring training game.

Baggarly notes that Torres is frustrated by having to miss time with an oblique injury and explained afterward: “Everybody gets mad, you know?”

True enough. I’m thinking of smashing my laptop over my head after writing this post, actually.

  1. shaggylocks - Mar 12, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    You know what sucks? For all we know he had a big fight with his wife right before the game or just found out his mom is really sick or any other number of normal things that lead to emotional reactions in every human being on the planet, but because he’s a baseball player everyone’s going to suspect him of using steroids now. Murray Chass is already composing a blog entry about it, I bet.

    • gunpowderjones - Mar 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      I wasn’t sure if I was going to thumbs up this or not, and then the Murray Chass part came up, and I was like yeah I’m going to thumbs this up

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