Tempers ran hot in the bottom of the ninth inning of this afternoon’s American League Division Series game. After a foul ball, Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez and Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour got into a heated exchange.
They used some very salty language, all of which was picked up by the MLB Network broadcast.
As tends to happen in baseball, cooler heads prevailed and play resumed. Balfour quickly got the game’s final outs to give the A’s a 2-1 lead in the series.
These two probably won’t be calling each other to talk about the latest episode of [Popular Television Series] any time soon.