The beef between Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham, which was strange from the beginning, is getting more bizarre by the second.
Pham slapped Pederson before Friday’s game between Pederson’s San Francisco Giants and Pham’s Cincinnati Reds. It was later revealed that Pham had slapped Pederson over a fantasy football dispute. Following the game, Pederson offered an explanation so it’s only fair that Pham gets to share his side of the story. On Saturday, he did, and what a side it was.
Pham had a lot to say. But the absolute goldmine came when he said (per Evan Webeck, Bay Area News Group) “I’m a big dog in Vegas. I’m a high roller at many casinos.”
This situation has captivated the MLB world from the outset. This only gotten MLB fans going more.
“I’m a big dog in Vegas. I’m a high roller at many casinos.”
Tommy Pham actually thought this was a good and smart thing to say to a group of people who were recording him.
— Steve Berman (@BASportsGuy) May 28, 2022
This story is really the weekend content we need https://t.co/CXrPp9AW6B
— Tracy Sandler (@49ersfangirl) May 28, 2022
This is up there with “I’m a Hall of Fame baseball person” https://t.co/OB44dHIeA2
— Sam Neher (@SamNeher24) May 28, 2022
How is this real https://t.co/DkpVWuetFU
— Dodger Blue (@DodgerBlue1958) May 28, 2022
Dibs on "Big Dog in Vegas" as my team's new name in our fantasy football league. https://t.co/mCmgh00xCY
— Mo Egger (@MoEgger) May 28, 2022
This might be the funniest sports beef since the Javaris Crittenton/ Gilbert Arenas beef https://t.co/pNyljrLGRM
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 28, 2022
“I’m a high roller at many casinos” has the same energy as https://t.co/ysLRn9RY3z pic.twitter.com/D7KTZfQBoU
— 🌷Kennedy🌷 (@FakeDdgrFan69) May 28, 2022
“i’m a high roller at many casinos”
bowie kuhn spinning so fast in his grave, it could power a turbine to light up vegas https://t.co/P3XS0Y8d40
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) May 28, 2022
My "I'm a high roller at many casinos" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by the shirt. https://t.co/z0yxYD3mUw
— Steve Martinez (@stjmartinez) May 28, 2022
“I’m a big dog…”
If you ever find yourself saying those words in that order.. stop https://t.co/yGV22oU8Wm
— Jace frederick (@JaceFrederick) May 28, 2022
Prior to Saturday’s game between the two teams, it was announced that Pham had been suspended for three games, retroactive to Friday night. The big dog agreed to the suspension and as such, will not play in this series against the Giants.
The two teams will play again from June 24-26 in San Francisco. That series is now a lot more spicy than it was prior to Friday’s activity. If the Giants don’t play Who Let the Dogs Out? every time Pham comes to the plate in that series, it’s a real missed opportunity.