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Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

Posted on: July 2, 2011 12:34 am
Edited on: July 2, 2011 1:33 am
 
By Matt Snyder

For the second consecutive game, Giants closer -- and known beard enthusiast -- Brian Wilson blew a save. This one had an added twist, though, because he almost did it twice. Wilson entered the game in the eighth inning and lost the Giants' 1-0 lead, but the Giants put a three-spot on the board in the top of the ninth. So it should have been smooth sailing for Wilson in the ninth. Instead, he allowed three singles and a walk while recording only one out before being pulled.

When Wilson got to the dugout, though, the real fireworks happened. He took a bat to a Gatorade cooler and the wall, and then punched the wall. It was quite a tirade. I'm not sure why he couldn't take it to the clubhouse so no one else could see it -- oh wait, yes I am -- but whatever. Here's the video, courtesy of MLB.com.




The Giants ended up winning the game anyway. Jeremy Affeldt relieved Wilson and got out of a mess. Affeldt entered with the bases loaded, one out and a two-run lead. He induced a routine grounder that was booted by Emmanuel Burriss at second base, so it was then bases loaded, one out and a one-run lead. Tigers' outfielder Brennan Boesch then hit a liner up the middle that was snared by Brandon Crawford, who then doubled Brandon Inge off second base to end the game.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:49 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:26 am
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

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Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

Excellent posts yesterday philfan1 in the latter innings of the SF game. Looks like your antagonistic trolling got you exiled again into MLB purgatory. 



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

Nothing says fear the BEARD like taking a Louisville Slugger to the Gatorade cooler. Now that Willie got that out of his system, it's back to the normal routine of Giants winning baseball.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

Tough guy.
 What pitcher is in better shape and more intimidating than this guy? The only guys who probably have as little body fat are Chris Capuano and Tim Hudson. He may actually be a tough guy.

He didn't trash his teammates(ala Zambrano) or throw anything on to the field. What he did was out of frustration. Part was funny, part was stupid. Hitting a cooler is funny. It's like a liquid pinata. Punching the wall is just stupid.

Tough guy? I'd say yes. Would you want to meet this guy in a dark alley? Buffed and crazy would scare a few ppl off.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

What most fans don't realize is that over-the-top tirade by Wilson was a tribute to the late Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Savage was a childhood hero to the Giants reliever when Brian was an aspiring actor
 Oh yeah, brodder. The Macho Man is on the loose!

Hey Randy Poffo played in the Cardinals system. He actually was a teammate of Keith Hernandez and a decent player. He was a great athlete and showman. Too bad PED's and the wrestling life did him in, like so many others over the last decade plus. Savage and Bret Hart were always my favs because they were talented and seemed genuine in a "sport" which is anything but. In his book, Hart praised Savage in great detail. He portrayed him as the genuine article and a great worker. The latter is the highest praise for any professional wrestler.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

The Giants ended up winning the game anyway. relieved Wilson and got out of a mess. Affeldt entered with the bases loaded, one out and a two-run lead. He induced a routine grounder that was booted by at second base, so it was then bases loaded, one out and a one-run lead. ' outfielder then hit a liner up the middle that was snared by , who then doubled off second base to end the game.
 I'm not a Giants fan, by any means. However, if I had to have one guy to save a big game in 2011, I'd pick Brian Wilson without hesitation. Mariano Riveira is the greatest ever, but Wilson is the best now. That's no knock on Heath Bell who is also awesome.



When Wilson got to the dugout, though, the real fireworks happened. He took a bat to a Gatorade cooler and the wall, and then punched the wall. It was quite a tirade. I'm not sure why he couldn't take it to the clubhouse so no one else could see it -- -- but whatever. Here's the video, courtesy of MLB.com.
 That's why it's a tirade? Duh. You thought he planned it out? He obviously was ticked at himself and felt he let his team down. Hitting the cooler is a classic move. Punching the wall is dumb. He could hurt his hand and miss time. The manager should remind him of the latter.



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

He looks like my 3 yr old daughter hitting off a tee. Swing the bat you nancy.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: July 2, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

What most fans don't realize is that over-the-top tirade by Wilson was a tribute to the late Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Savage was a childhood hero to the Giants reliever when Brian was an aspiring actor. Wilson and his handlers thought of the old folking chair toss but settled on the reliable assault on the Gatorade bucket with a Louisville slugger. The entire Giants team was in on this performance and were told NOT to be sitting anywhere near the bench. Obviuosly, that one dude sitting there either missed the memo or doesn't understand English.



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: July 2, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

If your calling Brian Wilson overrated you clearly have no knowledge of the game of baseball. Name one pitcher other then Wilson with 24 saves, oh right there isn't one. Sure he has had a couple bad days, but its also the first time he has blown two straight saves since 2008. Ask any NL team (AL will probably say Mariano Rivera) who the most feared closer in baseball is, and you will get an answer of Brian Wilson.


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