The Jose Bautista Staredown Rematch

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Apparently, hell hath no fury like a pitcher scorned. Obviously Luke Hochevar has been holding a grudge for a very long time, because in his first opportunity since their last staredown at the plate, Hochevar took the very first opportunity to plunk Jose Bautista.

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While a tit for a tat is commonplace in baseball, Hochevar’s reaction after hitting Jose Bautista said it all. He started walking towards the batter’s box as if he was looking for a fight. While Bautista was obviously upset, he did not engage and just took his base.


It’s kind of funny because Jose Bautista wasn’t even the guy who got hit in the first place. If you remember, it was actually Yunel Escobar that got plunked during a game against the Royals last year. Then Jose Bautista came back and retaliated the best way he knew how … with his bat.

Bautista definitely pimped the home run, but I’d say it was warranted after Luke Hochevar hit his teammate. But after all those months, I guess Hochevar much like an elephant had a hard time forgetting.

Adam Lind’s Triple Play Hair

Congratulations to the Blue Jays for turning the 3-6 triple play against the Kansas City Royals. It was just the fourth triple play in franchise history, and the first since September 21st 1979 against the Yankees.

Perhaps the more impressive feat was how Adam Lind’s hair seemingly stood on end afterwards. I guess he has truly perfected the bedhead look.

For more Animated GIF’s and screencaps from last night’s contest, check out the Blue Jay Hunter Tumblr.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

2 thoughts on “The Jose Bautista Staredown Rematch

  • April 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Indeed, they did! In fact, they turned two triple plays in the span of one month:

    1.) April 22nd 1978 vs. Chicago White Sox
    2.) September 7th 1979 vs. Cleveland Indians
    3.) September 21st 1979vs. New York Yankees

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