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Pirates' Jones takes dousing in stride

Posted on: April 3, 2011 10:24 pm
Edited on: April 3, 2011 10:49 pm

Why does it seem like it's always Wrigley Field where players get beers dumped on them?

Two years ago it was Shane Victorino and back in the day it was Lenny Dykstra.

Victorino filed a complaint against Johnny Macchione in 2009 after the then-21-year-old threw a beer at Victorino.

Chicago native and Pirates outfielder Garrett Jones didn't seem as upset when he was doused with a beer on Sunday.

"It tasted good," Jones said.

Jones said he got some in his eye and his mouth in the fourth inning as he chased Carlos Pena's double. However it may have been an accident as a Cubs fan (with bad depth perception) tried to catch the ball, which bounced off the wall. A plastic cup fell into the wire basket, but the beer -- Miller Lite, according to Jones -- fell on Jones, allowing two runs to score. Manager Clint Hurdle tried to argue interference, but the two runs were allowed.

Jones was not initially in the team's lineup, inserted into right when Andrew McCutchen was scratched, moving Matt Diaz to left and Jose Tabata in center. Jones was 2 for 4 and scored the tying run in the ninth inning after leading off the inning with a walk.

Here's the video of Jones' interview after the game from the Chicago Tribune .

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 2:18 am

Pirates' Jones takes dousing in stride

it's nice to see special needs people can post here.

Since: Mar 17, 2011
Posted on: April 3, 2011 10:38 pm

Pirates' Jones takes dousing in stride

Hmmm..."Chicago native and  outfielder Garrett Morris didn't seem as upset when he was doused with a beer on Sunday". 
Did Morris also say "Baseball... been berra berra good... to me."  

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