He’s playing hard. The radio guys have been on a Yunel love fest all day, talking about how he is a big team before self guy, which fans usually say the opposite about him. Also talking about how the fans perception of him is what makes him have that hang dog expression. He’s an emotional guy who has probably been through more hard times in 27 years- being a Cuban defector- than any of us could comprehend.
When I lived in Memphis I had a unique opportunity in a community outreach program to meet some Cuban defectors living in Memphis. Really sweet people who have been through a lot to get to America and a lot before they got here, which is why I will always give Yunel the benefit of the doubt. It is a completely different culture, and the flair he plays with is part of it.
If I were the Phillies right now, I would be completely deflated. Fielders giving up 2 unearned runs, and unable to tag Hanson when he was falling apart. Then Cox comes out to argue, gets the rare reverse, Charlie comes out to argue, gets the heave ho. Braves in a do-no-wrong groove, and Phillies must feel like we’ve felt many, many games.
Lol, on cue, Chipper snags a bullet to save extra bases.