The day after Sammy Sosa did his finest Roy Keane impersonation, the Nationals’ Jose Guillen jumped on the bandwagon….and Little Larry was nearly lost in the process. From the Washington Post’s Les Carpenter.
Jose Guillen, desperate to keep a sixth-inning rally alive and break up a double play, flew feet first into Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, knocking Jones to the ground and igniting a war of threats tossed between clubhouses after Jones realized that Guillen’s spikes had cut him high on the right leg.
“There are correct ways to break up a double play,” Jones said. “Almost castrating somebody is not the way to do it.”
Then he glowered.
“I’ll remember that the next time I go into second base against them,” he said.
To which an agitated Guillen replied:
“Next time I come even harder then.”