Apr. 1, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during opening day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager is ticked off at his own team

Prior to the start of the 2013 season, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers couldn’t complete an interview without raving about their toughness and grit.

I guess his opinion has changed.

Towers recently appeared on a local Arizona radio station where he let loose, suggesting that he would have thrown a carton of baseballs into the D’Backs dugout had he had some sitting next to him:

“I was sitting behind home plate that game and when it showed up on the Diamondvision of stuffing bananas down their throats, I felt like we were a punching bag,” Towers told Arizona Sports 620′s Burns and Gambo Tuesday. “Literally, if I would have had a carton of baseballs I would have fired them into the dugout from where I was sitting behind home plate.”

But Towers’ raging didn’t stop there.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who produced MVP-like numbers this season was not only the offensive force for Arizona, but also a magnet for the opposition who continually pitched him inside – often times hitting him. The lack of retribution from Arizona ticked off the general manager:

“Not that I don’t take any of our guys from a lesser standpoint, but if Goldy’s getting hit, it’s an eye for an eye, somebody’s going down or somebody’s going to get jacknifed.”

Okay, I wasn’t sure Towers was serious until he busted out the ‘jacknifed’ term.

Hide the women and children, people. Raging Towers is raging.

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