• Jones: Tanaka “Just Another Pitcher”

    Posted by on April 10th, 2014 · Comments (5)

    Via ESPN -

    Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones continued his outspoken ways during the Orioles’ just-completed series in New York.

    One day after lashing out about two fans who ran onto the field at Yankee Stadium, Jones said he wasn’t buying into the hype surrounding $155 million Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

    “Why don’t you ask Tanaka about me? I’m the one who’s been over here in the major leagues for a while,” the Baltimore Orioles’ center fielder said Tuesday, according to Newsday. “Congratulations, he did it over there. Don’t make it like he’s the dirtiest guy in the world. He was 24-0 — in Japan.

    Jones, who struck out twice against Tanaka on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, still wasn’t impressed after the Orioles’ 5-4 victory.

    “Am I [supposed] to go home and say I faced Tanaka tonight? Just go throw a party that I faced Tanaka? It’s another pitcher,” Jones told Newsday. “Another pitcher in the rotation. Nothing special to me. It’s just another guy that we have to go through to get to where we want to be.”

    Do I sense the O’s trying to get some bad blood brewing?

    Comments on Jones: Tanaka “Just Another Pitcher”

    1. Mr. October
      April 10th, 2014 | 3:33 pm

      Baltimore batters, although not necessarily Jones, helped Tanaka out a lot last night…

    2. chris.duke@frenvgroup.com
      April 10th, 2014 | 4:51 pm

      Jones, just another punk who can’t keep his mouth shut. Looks like Tanaka collared him and spanked his butt (from the box score). Tanaka struck out double digit Birds so really only one mistake. Jones sounds more like “Pac Man” Jones than a professional baseball player. What a tool.

    3. Evan3457
      April 10th, 2014 | 10:15 pm

      Must be that mediocre splitter.

    4. Raf
      April 11th, 2014 | 10:25 am

      You guys have a lot to learn about NPB.

    5. chris.duke@frenvgroup.com
      April 11th, 2014 | 10:55 am

      Ten Orioles sat their ass down in 7 innings. Jones twice. When PAC-Man finally squares one up he can run that cornbread hole.

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