July 26, 2007

Milledge Should Worry About His Style

Anthony Rieber at Newsday writes about Lastings Milledge and his flamboyant style:

"I like to use the word 'colorful,' " Milledge said last night before he went 2-for-4 with a double and run in the Mets' 6-3 win over the Pirates. "I don't often use the word 'flamboyant.' It's kind of like a thing where you've got two TVs. You've got a black and white and you've got a color one. Which one would you choose? Both show the same thing, but one is a little more appealing."

The Pirates were already miffed with Milledge for his exuberant celebrating while rounding the bases on pitcher John Maine's fourth-inning home run (Randolph said he didn't have a problem with Milledge's windmilling antics). Milledge was hit on the elbow in his next plate appearance. He brushed it off and homered in his next at-bat.

Last night, Milledge batted second and doubled in his first at-bat to start a three-run inning. He singled his second time up but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. He was also hit in the hip by a Salomon Torres pitch in the sixth, and Billy Wager hit Nate McLouth with a pitch with two outs in the ninth.


Anonymous said...

he's gonna catch one off the grape if he's not carefull

dale said...

teams today get butt hurt over nothing. if this happend in basebal's hay days it wouldn't garner any attention