Miguel Sano is hitting jacks. One of those earlier this year happened to be a walk-off jack. Here’s what happened:
“Sano stood in the batter’s box awhile to watch his homer against relief pitcher Carmine Giardiana. He trotted the bases, but virtually stopped a few feet before touching the plate, taking off his batting helmet as Kernels catcher Abel Baker barked at him.
Sano glared at the Kernels dugout after finally touching the plate, with Kernels players continuing to give him significant grief. He took a step toward Baker, and the dugouts began to empty, with umpires Fernando Rodriguez and Paul Clemons, as well as both teams’ coaching staffs, doing a good job of squelching what could have been an ugly scene.”
It’s not bad to have a little fire. If a confrontation would have happened, this is a totally different story, but nothing did. Fire is always welcome; it might just help a struggling team like the Twins.
Fun Fact: The opposing manager of the game was Jamie Burke, the White Sox catcher Torii Hunter blew up in 2004.