Wilson moving on from Casey Blake incidentMay 12th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by GD
The Giants were the first team this season to win a road series against the Dodgers and were thrilled with their 13-inning victory.
Yet, what ruined their celebration was Los Angeles third baseman Casey Blake who seemed to mock the San Francisco closer Brian Wilson’s celebration after the same in the Dodger’s dugout after he hit a game-tying solo homer off Wilson at the bottom of the 12th inning.
A number of Giants saw Blake’s action and sent Wilson a picture of it on his cell phone when the game was over. Terse comments ensued from Wilson and his team and this might well be yet another episode in the already acrimonious rivalry between the two.
But on Monday when the Giants began a three game series against the Nationals at the AT&T park, Wilson looked like he was taking thehigh road to the best of his ability. He said later, “It’s over. Baseball is a game where you’re going to be hated, whether it’s for the way you pump your fist or run the bases after a home run or whatever. People might not even like you for the way you play the outfield. That’s just the way the game is. So if this is a guy who doesn’t like me, that’s fine.”
Wilson also seemed to commiserate when he said, “I’m sure he had a lot of adrenaline going, and he decided to do what he did. … I’m not going to speculate if it was uncalled for. I know I don’t do what I do to show anyone up. That’s part of why I turn my back.”
Meanwhile Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he had nothing to say about the issue, “That’s not something I’m going to comment on.”
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