Less than 24 hours after San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig exchanged words and started a bench-clearing brawl, the Dodgers are already poking fun at the Giants starter.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles first baseman Adrián Gonzalez and Puig tweeted out photos of Dodger players covering their eyes and wearing blue shirts that say “Don’t look at me” (in hashtag form). The photo pokes fun at Bumgarner, who supposedly started the brawl by uttering the four-letter phrase toward Puig in the seventh inning of Monday’s game between the two teams.
Though it might seem like it’s a tad early to already be making fun of this incident, Los Angeles might have good reason to. Prior to the brawl, Bumgarner was dealing and the Giants were winning. The San Francisco ace was pulled following the incident, and the Dodgers ended up coming back to win. One L.A.-related Twitter account had shirts ready before the players did.
— DodgersBeat (@DodgersBeat) September 20, 2016
With the two teams matching up again tonight, this game will definitely be worth watching. Besides these two teams fighting for playoff positioning, we’ll see if Puig or anyone else between these two teams will do anything headline-worthy. I have my money on Puig, however, who in the last two weeks has helped contribute to this brawl and injured a girl while trying to throw the final out of the game into the stands.