Willson Contreras Got Fined After the Game Where the Brewers Plunked Him Again and He Got Ticked

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Willson Contreras Got Fined After the Game Where the Brewers Plunked Him Again and He Got Ticked

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Guy gets hit high and tight for the second night in a row – after getting domed the night before – and has been hit an exceptionally large number of times recently by one particular team. Guy reacts, in the moment, by verbalizing his displeasure. He doesn’t rush the mound, he doesn’t start a fight. He just indicates, yeah, I’m pissed off, and he wants that whole team to hear it.

It’s baseball, so there’s a big reaction by everyone else, and it becomes a benches-clearing thing. Does the batter’s action warrant punishment in the age of COVID? Whose fault is it, anyway?

Well, I guess MLB’s answer is that Willson Contreras deserved a fine for getting ticked about multiple HBPs:

For his part, Contreras also wants to think about health and safety:

I am all on board with punishments designed to reduce on-field skirmishes when we’ve still got lots and lots of players who aren’t’ vaccinated against COVID-19. But did Contreras’s actions (and/or the Brewers’ pitching staff) get to that level? Just seems a little unfair when you consider the whole history there.

The Cubs and Brewers start another series tomorrow in Milwaukee.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.