David Lennon has a report in today’s Newsday that after Mike Pelfrey was pulled from the game in Colorado on Monday night, he need to blow off some steam. A lot of steam. At least he wasn't driven to baseball betting.
I’ll let Lennon take it from here. It’s truly a fascinating look into the mind of a frustrated baseball player.
"I was so upset, I had to get outside," Pelfrey said Wednesday afternoon. "I had to get some fresh air. I had to breathe."
Once he found himself standing in the middle of the parking lot, Pelfrey began running laps, each about 13 blocks long, as his teammates struggled through the late innings of an 8-3 loss to Colorado.
"If you had talked to me in the sixth inning," Pelfrey said, "I would have done something I would have regretted."
It seems this long, miserable baseball season is starting to get to some of the players, and who can blame them?
Especially Pelfrey, who has had quite an up-and-down season. One start he looks like an ace, the next he looks like a bum. If you're into sports betting, it'd be a good idea not to put money on Pelfrey.
I like stories like this, not for the reason behind the meltdowns, but for the human aspect of the game. Sometimes we forget that baseball players are people too and they are susceptible to every day emotions. It’s stories like these that remind us of that.