Apr 16, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT
You don’t see this very often. Last night Astros reliever Paul Clemens thought a 2-2 pitch was a strikeout. Home plate umpire Paul Emmel thought differently and called it a ball. Clemens was visibly upset and jawed some stuff Emmel’s way. After the game, however, he apologized:
“Let me take a second to apologize to him and his whole crew. I apologize,” Clemens said. “It was just my competitive nature. … I took the Lord’s name in vain and I apologized.”
If that’s the standard, Greg Maddux is going to spend eternity in a very bad place for all of those F-bombs he used to launch.
Nice on Clemens, though.
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