The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres were in the ninth inning of what would end up being a 12-inning game Thursday when Angel Pagan and Derek Norris got into a tiff over some tossed gum.
Pagan appears to have flicked the chewed gum from inside the batter's box back toward Norris, sparking a brief altercation:
While it's unclear what words were exchanged, there was plenty said later on.
According to U-T San Diego beat writer Dennis Lin, Norris was not the slightest bit amused by the incident (NSFW language):
Derek Norris on Angel Pagan: "He was just being kind of a dickhead, and I don’t take kindly to that."— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) April 10, 2015
Pagan, on the other hand, didn't think the tossed gum was worth hurt feelings, per San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Henry Schulman:
Pagan said Norris was mad because Pagan flipped a piece of gum underneath him. Pagan said he was trying to toss it away and stuck to glove— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) April 10, 2015
Pagan said Norris had no right to be angry. #sfgiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) April 10, 2015
This was just the first of 19 games the teams will play this year, and it's safe to say the season series is off to a sticky start.