Adam Wainwright accuses Adrian Gonzalez of ‘Mickey Mouse’ antics after key double

David Brown
Big League Stew

This is the city. Los Angeles, Calif.

Apparently, with Brian McCann and the Atlanta Braves sent home for the rest of the Major League Baseball season, somebody else had to take over policing those who show too much emotion and have too much fun at the expense of the game's integrity.

In a heretofore secret ceremony, McCann apparently has duly deputized Adam Wainwright and Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals into the Fun Police. They carry a badge. And they have charged Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers with having too much joy, in their own respective ways.

After knocking in the Dodgers first run in 22 innings of the series Monday night, Gonzalez got really excited at second base. He waved his arms, he pumped his fists, he screamed at his own dugout, he ... got excited, OK?

Two batters later, Puig followed with a gigantic bat flip and stare-down on a long drive to right that didn't quite clear the fence. He got a triple out of it after busting into a hustling pace and he did some more fancy celebrating at third base. It's the kind of thing people who complain about Puig complain about, and they're not wrong, really.

Beltran said of Puig: "He still thinks he's playing somewhere else." Because ... Beltran knows what it's like in Cuba? Or that Puig is really from another planet. All right, it doesn't matter. We'll give this one to Beltran, because it's the Waino comment that's really out of line. This is what Wainwright said:

UPDATE: Wainwright specified, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which Gonzalez antics he didn't like:

[Wainwright] did hear Gonzalez in that same inning talking to him from third base as he tried to make pitches. Gonzalez was essentially heckling the righty as he went into his delivery. Wainwright called it Gonzalez’s “Mickey Mouse stuff” on third base. Gonzalez turned the question into a Southern California joke.

And then Gonzalez, in the perfect comeback — the best thing anybody could say in response — said:

Well, even with Disneyland being in Orange County, Gonzalez's retort really ends that conversation with Wainwright. And even if Gonzalez had said nothing, here are five pictures of Adam Wainwright making like Mickey Mouse-Gonzalez (minus the ears):

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Finally, this famous song I altered doesn't blend well with "Adrian Gonzalez" in the lyrics, so here goes with Puig:

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?
Y-A-S, I-E-L, M-O-U-S-Puig
Mickey Mouse! (Yasiel Puig)
Mickey Mouse! (Yasiel Puig)
Forever he shall flip his bat so high (HIGH HIGH HIGH!)
Come along and sing the song of 3 + 63.
Y-A-S, I-E-L, M-O-U-S-Puig

Big BLS H/N: @dj_mosfett

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