Of course you’ve heard all the about Mets’ reliever Francisco Rodriguez’s rumble with his girlfriend’s father that sent the father to the hospital. But what you haven’t heard is just what sparked the whole thing. Well according to the New York Daily News, like in many fights, it was all sparked by what I like to call, “fighting words”.
Fighting words come in several different flavors and they vary from person to person. For K-Rod, his flavor of “fighting words” is when someone challenges his manhood and insults his mother.
Hot-headed Mets hurler Francisco Rodriguez was suspended without pay for two games and barred from his Long Island home Thursday after the brutal beatdown of his father-in-law.
The one-sided fight began when Carlos Peña challenged Rodriguez’s manhood and insulted his mother after the crazed closer began shouting about the latest Mets loss, police sources told the Daily News.
“Stop acting like a baby,” one source quoted Peña as telling the volatile Rodriguez inside a Citi Field lounge designated for players’ families. “Man up, and play better.”
K-Rod’s mother told Peña to keep his mouth shut, prompting a screaming match in Spanish between the pair, the source said.
“You can’t talk to my mami that way!” Rodriguez shouted before landing the first of many punches in the Wednesday night mismatch.
So today’s lesson is, don’t tell K-Rod to man up and definitely don’t argue with his mother in Spanish. Hope that helps.
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