SF Giants: Matt Holliday and Other Public Enemies of the G-Men Nation
The San Francisco Giants is one group that you do not want to make mad.
Just look at Brian Wilson. Those eyes are like laser beams burning straight through any opposing batter's soul. While most batters would likely rather punch themselves in the face before charging the mound to take on Wilson, there have been a few that have dared test the patience of the G-Men.
Not to bring back bad memories, but here is a slideshow of recent public enemies of the San Francisco Giants. Just as Hoover's G-Men set out to round up gangsters and bootleggers during prohibition, you best believe the SF G-Men are on the hunt as well.
*This list is a work-in-progress and will likely grow. Feel free to make suggestions.
5. Matt Holliday
To start it off, in Game 2 of the 2012 NLCS, the Cardinals Matt Holliday took out Marco Scutaro with an obviously late slide, resulting in a minor injury for the Giants second baseman.
While no retaliation occurred from the G-Men, the incident will likely be etched in the minds of fans for a long time.
4. Chase Utley
As you may remember, Chase Utley displayed a bit of hostility toward Jonathan Sanchez in Game 6 of the 2010 NLCS.
While fans (and players) may have forgiven Utley for this tension-filled moment during a highly contested playoff series, nothing has been forgotten. In fact, the bad blood between the two teams was even more apparent when the G-Men found themselves in a similar, albeit more heated, situation with the Phillies the following year (stay tuned).
#3 Mat Latos
From throwing a ball through Giants broadcaster Dave Fleming's sunroof, to signing autographs with an "I Hate SF" message, Mat Latos certainly hasn't placed himself on the good side of the G-Men.
Not to mention, Latos has performed consistently well (except in the 2012 NLDS) against the Giants, which only adds insult to the list of slights he has inflicted against San Francisco.
#2 Shane Victorino
Following the Utley-Sanchez altercation in the 2010 NLCS, it was readily apparent that both the Giants and Phillies had a score to settle.
In a regular season game on August 5, 2011, Giants relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez hit Shane Victorino in the back, and with one flip of the bat, chaos ensued.
The fight involved catcher Eli Whiteside hopping up and down as if he was auditioning for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Victorino then wound up pushing an umpire and ultimately solidifying himself as a public enemy of the G-Men.
What's more, it certainly doesn't help that he is now on the Dodgers.
1. Scott Cousins
While Scott Cousins will forever be known as the guy that ended Buster Posey's sophomore season, it was a clean play under the current (though some say faulty) rules.
Cousins was a bench player who came into the game against the Giants on May 25th, 2011 and collided with Buster Posey at home plate while trying to score on a sacrifice fly.
The incident is remembered by Giants fans as the day the G-Men lost Posey for the season.