Its difficult for a professional baseball player to call another teams players "softball girls" when said softball girls just scored 6 runs off of you. But that did not stop the ever classy Nelson Figueroa after yesterday's game with the Nationals. Figueroa was upset that they were cheering and celebrating in the dugout as they went on to beat the Mets yesterday. I guess cheering from the dugout can be added to fist pumps as things baseball players shouldn't do. Here are some quotes from the article:
"They were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch of softball girls,"
"If that's what a last-place team needs to do to fire themselves up, so be it. They need to show a little more class and professionalism."
"They won tonight, but in the long run they are still who they are,"
"Even for the manager and the coaching staff to let that stuff carry on, it's truly unprofessional."
They are who they are...a last place team, that much is true. And I suppose you could say that the Mets are who they are...a 3rd place team with a huge chip placed on their collective shoulders by Philadelphia last season. Let the kids have their fun. If they're truely not a threat to you then why take issue with it?