Willson Contreras is in the business of ticking the other team off. I’ll mostly say it’s on account of him hitting a dinger that gave the Cubs an early lead, but the Braves were also doing some crying about something else.
First, the homer:
When All-Star Game voting resumes on Wednesday, don’t forget to tell ‘em about the best catcher in baseball. pic.twitter.com/64ufjfA4rh
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 25, 2019
Beautiful oppo shot there with two strikes. And apparently Braves catcher Tyler Flowers didn’t like something, because as soon as Contreras crossed home plate, he had words for Flowers:
Willson Contreras and Tyler Flowers do not seem to like each other very much. They exchange words after a Willson homer
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) June 25, 2019
That led to the benches clearing in a chit-chatty kind of way:
— Cheryl (Raye) Stout (@Crayestout) June 25, 2019
So, it’s possible this was because Kris Bryant took yet another pitch high and tight earlier in the game, and maybe Contreras said something to Flowers after hitting his dinger? And then Flowers said something as Contreras arrived home? Or it’s possible it was because Contreras was beefing about an earlier strike call, and maybe Flowers said something about that, so Contreras responded?
Whatever the case, unfortunately, the Cubs are now going to have to watch their butts.
UPDATE: More from the Braves broadcast, which gives us a look:
Here's why Tyler Flowers and Julio Teheran were upset with Willson Contreras… pic.twitter.com/lfAxdy0sJa
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 25, 2019
Do you REALLY think Contreras turned to say something there without any other context at all? Think he just decided to pop off at Flowers for no reason whatsoever?
Whatever. That’s my catcher:
— Ⓜ️arcusD4 (@Someone20241575) June 25, 2019