There are some things you just don’t do in baseball.
Sure, there are those who think the ‘unwritten rules’ are crap, but they’re still in place and when you break them, karma tends to bite you in the ass. Or in the case of Dee Gordon, it catches you stealing.
With a 6-2 lead in the Top of the 9th, the Los Angeles Dodgers infielder decided he’d attempt to swipe second base against the Cincinnati Reds.
It didn’t work out as catcher Brayan Pena gunned out the National League’s leader in stolen bases, sending Gordon into a fit of rage when he returned to the Dodgers dugout.
After slamming down a towel and unleashing his frustrations upon the wooden bench, Gordon sat down and looked out towards the field as he struck up a conversation with teammate Chone Figgins. Before doing so though, Gordon looked out to the field and with a rye smirk, flipped somebody off.
My guess was that he was giving the finger to a teammate still on the bases who was mocking him, otherwise, the finger was likely meant for somebody on the Reds (possibly friend and fellow second baseman Brandon Phillips?).
Whatever the case, it made for a rather interesting moment.