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Adam Jones doesn’t think Masahiro Tanaka is anything special

“Why don’t you ask Tanaka about me? I’m the one who’s been over here in the major leagues for a while. Congratulations, he did it over there. Don’t make it like he’s the dirtiest guy in the world.”


“Am I [supposed] to go home and say I faced Tanaka tonight?” he said. “Just go throw a party that I faced Tanaka? It’s another pitcher. Another pitcher in the rotation. Nothing special to me. It’s just another guy that we have to go through to get to where we want to be.”

-Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, before and after going 1/3 with a single, two strikeouts, and six swings and misses against New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday night (via Newsday)