The Brian Bruney versus K-Rod situation escalated today when Frankie Rodriguez confronted Brian Bruney before the start of today’s game.
Adam Rubin explains,
As the Mets were stretching in the outfield as the Yankees took batting practice Sunday, there was a little commotion. K-Rod was pointing and gesturing at Brian Bruney. The two had to be separated.
According to a witness, Bruney and Phil Coke approached K-Rod, hoping to make amends, but the Mets closer wanted no part of it and started getting animated. The Yankees’ Jose Veras and Mets bullpen coach Randy Niemann eventually had to intervene.
Players later were hugging in the outfield, including Alex Cora and CC Sabathia. On Saturday, while in rehab Bruney made these unprovoked comments about K-Rod,
“Two years ago, when he lost the game—I don’t know if anybody saw it, I did—he was in Oakland,” Bruney said. “He was pitching for Anaheim. He didn’t get a call. So he was like complaining. The catcher threw it back and just kind of did one of these. (Holding out glove at side with indifference.) It hit off his glove and bounced behind. The guy from third scored to win the game. So he gets what he deserves.”
Asked if there was anything personal between the two, Bruney added: “No. I just don’t like watching the guy pitch. I think it’s embarrassing.”
Rodriguez responded by mocking Bruney as a “nobody” who is always hurt.
What the hell is a no-name, no-talent, no-brain idiot like Bruney make comments like that about our closer is beyond me.
Why doesn’t Bruney point that effin finger at Joba Chamberlain who celebrates almost every time he strikes out someone to end an inning!