Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras pulled off an impressive feat Monday. He not only managed to enrage one current member of the Atlanta Braves, he also angered a former member of the club.
Braves catcher Tyler Flowers exchanged words with Contreras after Contreras belted a home run in the second inning of the Cubs’ 8-3 win Monday.
While Flowers was upset, Braves announcer — and former player — Jeff Francoeur took things a step further. The whole incident made Francoeur wish he would have punched Contreras in the face during a verbal altercation in 2016.
— Eric Cooper (@its_2js) June 25, 2019
When Contreras heard about that comment, he laughed it off, saying Francoeur should “be a professional.”
Here’s Willson Contreras, on Jeff Francouer’s comments during Braves broadcast Monday night. Francoeur said “I wish I would’ve just thrown a haymaker” when recalling on-field argument with Contreras on July 7, 2016.
First, Contreras let out a laugh, then responded... pic.twitter.com/RteLKcOKcl
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 25, 2019
Though Flowers didn’t resort to physical threats, there was plenty of evidence he was still mad about the situation after the game. The 33-year-old Flowers apparently spent part of his evening defending his actions on Instagram.
— Micah (@m_i_c_ah) June 25, 2019
The two teams are set to play again Tuesday night. Hopefully, Flowers has moved on by then.
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