The 2023 shot season is conscionable a time old, but the humor is already boiling successful confederate California.
After his team's 2-1 nonaccomplishment to the Oakland Athletics, the Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon was caught connected camera gripping an A's instrumentality by his garment and swinging an unfastened manus toward the fan's head.
It's unclear precisely what sparked the confrontation, but Rendon claimed the instrumentality called him a b----.
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Anthony Rendon of the Los Angeles Angels during a crippled against the Oakland Athletics astatine RingCentral Coliseum Oct. 4, 2022, successful Oakland, Calif. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
"What'd you say? You called maine a b----, huh. Yeah you did. Yeah you did. Yeah motherf----," Rendon told the instrumentality portion gripping his shirt.
That's erstwhile Rendon fto spell of his grip and past tried to swipe astatine the fan's A's hat.
Angels teammate Mike Trout stopped successful his tracks to witnesser the warfare of words, but everyone walked distant earlier things got worse.
Anthony Rendon of the Los Angeles Angels, right, fist-bumps coaches and teammates during a crippled against the Oakland Athletics astatine RingCentral Coliseum Thursday, March 30, 2023, successful Oakland, Calif. (Suzanna Mitchell/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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MLB said it is investigating the incident.
"We are alert of the video, and we are present looking into the matter," MLB said successful a statement.
Rendon didn't marque interaction connected the swipe, truthful fans were speedy to instrumentality their ain jabs astatine Rendon, who has struggled to enactment steadfast since signing his seven-year, $245 cardinal deal successful 2019. He hasn't precisely performed good erstwhile helium has played, hitting .250 with a .776 OPS successful 158 games since joining the Angels.
The Angels led 1-0 successful the bottommost of the eighth aft six scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts by Shohei Ohtani, who besides batted 1-for-3 with a walk, and a item reel drawback by Hunter Renfroe.
Anthony Rendon of the Los Angeles Angels earlier a crippled against the Oakland Athletics astatine RingCentral Coliseum Oct. 4, 2022, successful Oakland, Calif. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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But the bullpen allowed 2 runs successful the frame, and the discourtesy couldn't get backmost connected the board.