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Matt Garza went after Eric Sogard’s wife on Twitter

Aug 4, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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The first-place A’s dropped down four bunts — three of them sacrifices — in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the second-place Rangers. That apparently upset Texas starter Matt Garza, who was spotted yelling at Oakland’s Eric Sogard following a successful squeeze play in the seventh inning and then carried that frustration over to Twitter late Saturday night.

Sogard’s pregnant wife Kaycee was tweeting throughout the A’s win. She may have deleted some posts, but here are the last two entries from her account (you read tweets from bottom to top):

source:  And here’s a screengrab of Garza’s response (his account is now locked from view):


Garza is a married man and a father to two young daughters. In other words, he’s a complete moron.

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  1. irishdodger - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Shave that idiotic chin hair

    • pjmarn6 - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      It’s time that the ballplayers let their actions speak louder than their words. I DO NOT want to know about a ballplayer’s politics, problems, gender affiliation, salary or home life.

      • pjmarn6 - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        It is also time to start discussing and doing something about the insane salaries. Where besides in sports does one get paid on promises of what he/she will do, rather than on what they do do?
        Lawyers get profit sharing plans and top executives get bonuses on how well their companies do at the END of the year.
        Most employees get a weekly salary and then a Christmas bonus based on their performance and the companies ability to pay bonuses from the profits.
        Paying $5-$10 on a promise is the height of absurdity!
        The minimum salary according to one source for a first year player is around $500,000. That is 5 times what an average income of a lawyer, twice the average income of a doctor and ten times the average income of a teacher. AND THIS INCOME IS NET! The doctor has to pay his staff, rent, equipment and expenses. The lawyer has to pay his rent, staff and expenses.
        The ball player gets additional fees for rooms, travel, food and expenses. Free medical care and whether or not he plays he gets his salary.
        The average worker in the U.S. earns $45,000. Out of that he has to pay for his travel to work, his health insurance most of the time, his food, his lodging, and he has to hope there is an end of the year bonus. Salespeople depend on their ability to sell. No sales, no income and they get the door.
        Players should get a base salary and paid for their production. Yes it will be a complicated formula and yes it is a drastic change, but with so many, 50 players earning over $14,000,000 a year, the game has become a farce and a freak show. No one has to remind anyone of the drug scandals and Rodriquez, Bonds and Clemens.

      • pjmarn6 - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        Correction $5-$10 should have millions after the $5-$10.

      • pjmarn6 - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

        A ball player according to some statistics plays an average of 6.5 years. During that time a player “could” easily put aside $5,000,000. There are stocks out there that pay 3%-6% yearly dividends and have a proven track record of increasing well over 20% a year. Taking that $5,000,000 and dividing into10 equal amounts and spreading it over 10 stocks a player could easily earn $300,000 a year and be in the 15% tax bracket, even if he never works another day in his year. SSS is an excellent company paying over 3% and since 2009 rose from 16.76 to 72.25 today. Our investment programs do much better that 3% annual but SSS is an example of an excellently managed company and has delivered excellent returns. I am sure that everyone reading these columns would be happy to net $255,000 this year after taxes. AND get that amount or better adjusted for inflation every year of their life. Rodriguez wants to cheat and steal $100,000,000 for what?

      • antifreeze27 - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM


        *sigh* You do realize that if the players didn’t get the money, the owners who are mostly billionaires or giant corporations, would keep the money, right? Or do you live in a dreamworld where if player salaries were lower, the owners would lower ticket prices or donate the money to charity out of the goodness of their hearts?

        It’s a fact that the business of baseball is swimming in more money than they know what to do with. If ANYBODY involved in baseball deserves a large portion of that $, shouldn’t it be the players?

        A common viewpoint today is “CEO’s are paid way too much, the workers who make the business possible should get a larger share of the money”, correct? So why should that theory not apply to MLB players just because the money is so big?

      • Kevin S. - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

        You’re wasting your time trying to talk sense into this one, antifreeze. Every couple months or so he goes off on one of his rants about player salaries. Every time, we explain the economics behind it to him. Every time, he ignores us and continues blathering on.

      • antifreeze27 - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:21 PM

        Haha you’re right I should have known better. Weird that I lurk here almost every day and have never seen this guy’s rant’s before (or I just ignored them).

        The grammar and spelling were good so I didn’t think he was a troll. Naive 12-year old perhaps?

      • fanofevilempire - Aug 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM

        Garza is a married man and a father to two young daughters. In other words, he’s a complete moron.

        said who?

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        Where besides in sports does one get paid on promises of what he/she will do, rather than on what they do do?

        Executives of most companies do. They get base salaries, which are often minimal compared to their total compensation package which is based on profit margins, which many have 0 input in.


        Haha, no it’s not. That’s their salary. Taxes come out after. And since it’s all salary they get a nice big chunk taken out by Uncle Sam. Not to count all the state taxes they have to pay.

        The doctor has to pay his staff, rent, equipment and expenses. The lawyer has to pay his rent, staff and expenses.

        No he doesnt, nor does the doctor. Where do you come up with this shit? The company pays the staff/equipment/expenses. Unless the doctor/lawyer in question is the owner, in which case you could say the Steinbrenners pay Arod salary so they are the same.

        The average worker in the U.S. earns $45,000. Out of that he has to pay for his travel to work, his health insurance most of the time, his food, his lodging, and he has to hope there is an end of the year bonus

        Umm the average worker has to pay for their house, their car and their gas, just like ball players do. If the player travels, he’ll get reimbursed for the travel costs or the team picks up the dime (not sure). However, most jobs that involve travel do the same thing. And if you are consultant, like I was, all my travel including gas and parking was picked up.

        Players should get a base salary and paid for their production.

        I know it’s stupid for me to ask, but do you even think? MLB took in $7B in revenue last year. After the owner’s take their cut, and expenses are paid, that leaves salaries to pay before dealing in profit. If we drastically cut the salaries like you are ridiculously suggesting, should the owners pocket the rest of their money? How much sense does that make?

    • fastpitch06 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      yeah, it looks like pubes on his chin, which is the look he’s going for I’m sure, might as well look like how he acts, an old lady’s vagina.

  2. tonyz6060chevy - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I’m so glad this loser wound up with the Rangers and not the’s man children like Matt Garza and Carlos Zambrano,who really brought down the Cubs image ! Matt,Defend thy honor on the playing field ,not by tweeting bad words to the foe’s relatives,from a safe distance,and making an ass of thyself !

  3. waiverclaim - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Save poor Kinsler, Beltre & Darvish, who deserve better, Is there a more hateable team than the Rangers?

    Pierzynski – most hated man in MLB for a decade
    Washington – cokehead
    Holland – creepy mustache/family guy fan
    Cruz – roider
    Schppers – talked shit, got hit
    Garza – poor loser/mysoginist/borderline illiterate/terrible facial hair


    • yahmule - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      If you ask me, they need Michael Young’s leadership more than ever!

  4. daubs17 - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    yeah you really showed him matt! idiot

  5. eatitfanboy - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    How long until we get the “my account was hacked” excuse?

  6. ironhorseblues - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    I feel sorry for Matt Garza’s daughters, having a neanderthal for a Dad.

  7. jpat2424 - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Tell the wife to shut up

    • Old Gator - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Tell yours. I’m tired of hearing about what an idiot you are.

  8. jimeejohnson - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Garza’s a first class prick sore LOSER. Other than that he’s ok.

  9. tbutler704 - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Christ almighty with Twitter. It’s as if this thing was invented to eventually let everyone make a public ass of himself.

    • scotttheskeptic - Aug 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      I thought the internet in general was created for that purpose.

  10. fearthehoody - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    The part that cracked me up the most were that adults are using twitter! #twitterisfortweensgrowupgetarealjobandliveintherealworldwithrealpeople

  11. dangernearing - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Bros before pregnant ho3$

    • historiophiliac - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      So, you don’t really have the balls to insult a pregnant woman by using the actual insult? Wow, super bad ass.

  12. cavemanna - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Twitters lame. Society sucks. Worst generation rolling along.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Yeah we learned it from watching you. Please previous generations, leave us worse in debt with fading hopes for the future because jobs are being shipped over seas, costs of education are growing exponentially, and the country is going down the crapper because a bunch of 50 and 60 year old lawyers in congress can’t be arsed to work together to fix anything.

      Definitely our fault.

  13. averyrichfan - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Talk about a weak and insecure loser. Feel so sorry for his wife and 2 helpless daughters. He probably has them caged up like animals.

  14. sharkie29 - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Wait, his twitter bio says he has 4 kids, but hbt says (end of the article) that he has 2?

    • Kevin S. - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      It says he has two daughters. I’m really too lazy to double check, but I’d guess the other two kids are sons.

      • drone501 - Aug 4, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        are they really his.

  15. theRed - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Should women go back to the kitchen? Why hasn’t Obama signed in a glass-ceiling bill?Matt Garza knows the answer, and has found a new social media tool to tell the world.

    Find out more on Hard Ball Talk daily, tonight at 11.

  16. Stiller43 - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM


    Uhh EVERY company pays its employees based on how valuable they are.

    For instance, my job, im getting paid a little more than half of what the guy who’s been here for 10 years is getting paid to so the same job…reason? He’s a lot more experienced and will, in all likelihood, be WAY more valuable to the company than i will…at least for a while.

    You’d prefer the billionaire owners keep all the money that the players make them?

    The only way salaries and owners profits go down is if people dont buy tickets; merchandise, etc., and give those tv ratings…but until that happens, theres tons of money from fans willing to pay…not sure what youre problem is

  17. motobus - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Baseball is far from a “Man’s game.”

    Everyone who plays generally comes off as a petulant child.

    • fastpitch06 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

      Yeah, where did he even get the idea that baseball is a man’s sport? Football, hockey, boxing, wwf…This is guy who can’t even throw a ball to 1st base, so it’s not like he’s much of an athlete, but he sees himself as some HE MAN.

  18. modellforprez - Aug 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    he def. is a complete moron and Good For Kaycee for standing up for her husband. Matt GARBAGEZA is the punk because if he could field this would not even be an issue. special shout to Neal H. for not trading for this shitbag.

  19. fastpitch06 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    I watched him last night and thought, ‘ what a lil bi*ch’…reminded of that little league kid who screamed and cried, (in magnificent glory), all the way back to the dugout. Then not to be outdone, Jurickson Profar put on his own little spectacle to show he’s an even bigger pu**y. Add Tanner Schepper’s lying a$$ to the list, and yep, I think it’s safe to say that the rangers are a bunch of girls.

    • IdahoMariner - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      enough with the misogynistic language (ironically in response to the misogynistic nastiness of garza)….i don’t know why you need to use those words to convey that you think he sucks. just say he sucks. why pull women into it? oh wait, because, like garza you think the absolute worst thing to be called is a woman…either that or to be called the one part of a woman y’all can’t seem to stop talking or thinking about. it is deeply, deeply tiresome and actually depressing to think how many sports fans think this way…

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