Want to know the problem with kids today? They all think they know the best way to do things. For years, when you wanted to fight someone in baseball, you charged the mound. It was you vs. him. But for Fernando Cruz of the New Jersey Jackals, that wasn’t good enough. He thought he found a better way — charging a dugout.
He was wrong.
This is from a Can-Am league game between the Jackals and Rockland Boulders, as if any of that matters. Cruz was just sitting there in the dugout when all of a sudden, he decided to rush an area filled with the enemy. He basically pulled a Jon Snow at the Battle of the Bastards only instead of stopping in the middle of the battlefield and being saved, he got murdered by Ramsay Bolton.
Cruz asks to have someone meet him outside to fight later in the video. We as men have a way of rationalizing getting our asses beaten so our egos don’t get hurt. Here, Cruz thought he was so tough that he could cut through a dozen ballplayers to get to the person he wanted to fight, only to get body slammed by the first guy he encountered.
Hit with this fact, his new thinking is if I can just to get that other guy and fight him 1-on-1 in the parking lot, I will reign supreme.
Adding to the stupidity, the seeds for this were planted in the previous half-inning, when Cruz entered an 8-3 game and plunked a better with the bases loaded to force in a run. This led to arguing, as if Cruz did it intentionally. Yada, yada, yada, Rockland tied the game and it led to this.
Anyway, everything about this story is dumb but at least it has a hard tackle and Game of Thrones reference.
(Via New Jersey Jackals)