Sometimes, people say stupid things in bad situations. Doug Gottlieb of CBS was one of those when he took to Twitter to chastise New York Mets outfielder Eric Young over accidentally breaking the ankle of Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson on Wednesday.
He started by essentially saying Young shouldn't have hustled on a play he very well could have beaten out, seeing that his grounder bounced off Freddie Freeman's chest.
worst part about Tim Hudson injury was he was pitching a gem,Young Jr. was easily out at first,played hard for no reason–107 pitches 0 runs
It got worse with Gottlieb when he accused Young of fake hustle.
Pegged at first by two strides,ran through the base #fakehustle
Yes, Mr. Gottlieb, he did run through first base. That's what you do in baseball. And, if anything, Young was out by no more than a step and a half and probably closer to a single step.
Gottlieb eventually backed off somewhat.
1 of my MLB guys "dude this week you are wrong, we need more EYs"- ok, I will buy that- "people think we are all juicers,EY is a great dude"
Finally, Gottlieb admitted a superfluity of harshness.
Watched replay w/ @AngieGottlieb she thinks Im wrong, I think I was too harsh toward EYj…as announcers said "nowhere to go"
Leave it to a non-baseball guy to not understand that the play that injured Hudson is one of the toughest for pitchers to make. Yes, Hudson had his foot on the wrong part of the bag, but he also was on a dead sprint just to get there because he knew how fast the runner was.
Stick to basketball, please. Let the people who actually know the game talk about it.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, CBS, Doug Gottlieb, Eric Young, MLB, New York Mets, Tim Hudson