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.