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Playing the Field: Al Alburquerque delivers the kiss off

What better way to piss off your opponent than give them the kiss off?



What better way to piss off your opponent than give them the kiss off? Literally.

Detroit reliever and greatest name of all-time contender Al Alburquerque literally gave the A's the kiss off when fielding a groundball back to the mound in yesterday's Game 2 win. Before he tossed the ball to first for the out he kissed the ball, gave a look to the runner and then underhanded it to Prince Fielder.

Let's just say the A's, now in a 0-2 hole, weren't exactly in love with the move.

"I didn't appreciate it," outfielder Josh Reddick told reporters. "I thought that was immature. It was not very professional. That's all I got to say about it."

"I don't know, I just do it," Alburquerque said. "It's just emotions. What do you do? When you win, you feel happy."

What do I do? Well I don't kiss a dirty baseball. How about pumping your fist?

Check the video:

Of course, I can't write an entire post about Alburquerque without mentioning the great Mike Francesa's moment with the surely made-up name last year during the playoffs.

Please, Mike, leave. Just go. You're awful.



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