Now I'll grant that if I had given up a grand slam to Richie Sexson on Tuesday night, my reaction wouldn't have been a happy one, either. But check out this fan-shot footage (via Home Run Derby) of C.J. Wilson tossing the ball to Ron Washington and leaving the mound before he can even be told he's getting the hook. Washington's response is a classic: He grabs Wilson, gives him back the ball and makes him surrender it the proper way. In conclusion, Ron Washington is awesome.
As for the fallout over this incident, Wilson apologized to his teammates and Washington on Wednesday and was placed on the DL with bone spurs in his elbow. However, Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News thinks Wilson's closing days with the Rangers are over, stupid stunt or not.
- Ron Washington