There must be something about being in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform that makes Guillermo Mota a violent man.
Remember back when he beaned our beloved Mike Piazza? It was not one, but twice. It happened in Spring Training in 2002 and 2003.
I will never forget when Piazza got hit. He looked crazy. His eyes were blazing with rage and charged after Mota. After that game, Piazza tried to go after him in the clubhouse.
Well the coward has struck again. Only this time, it was the big man, Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was hit right on his thigh in retaliation for Manny Ramirez getting hit. Fielder was not having that and stormed after Mota in the Dodgers clubhouse. A security guard stopped him and fellow players.
Now Fielder is a big man. You do not want to mess with him. He can snap anybody like a twig. Well, Mota messed with him. He was lucky Fielder was held back.
Mota is a coward anyway. I would bet he was not even in the clubhouse when Fielder made his way there. When he had hit Piazza, he threw his glove at Piazza rather than getting ready for a fight.
I do not like the whole storming the clubhouse approach. If you are going to fight someone, do it on the field. If you get thrown out, at least you do down swinging. The game was not even close anyway. So why not?
Players need to show more spunk. I’ll have more on that later.