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Matt Garza goes on Twitter tirade after A's bunt

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09:22 AM ET 08.04 | On Saturday afternoon, the Athletics beat the Rangers by the score of 4-2. Oakland infielder Eric Sogard did his part by pushing the insurance run across with a squeeze bunt in the seventh, a play Texas starter Matt Garza did not like. He chirped at Sogard while walking off the field, but after the game he tried to play it off by telling reporters "I asked him if there were any good places to eat in Oakland." Apparently Garza was still rather annoyed about the bunt hours after the game ended, so annoyed that he went on a Twitter tirade against Sogard (@EricSogard) and his wife Kaycee (@KayceeSogard). Garza, who tweets from the locked account @Gdeuceswild, went off the rails:

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August 4, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Garza seems more concerned with the spouses of other players than his own fielding skills.

August 4, 2013  09:39 AM ET

He's just mad he bombs out in the big games like Dempster before him. Although he didn't pitch too badly

August 4, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Some people really shouldn't do Twitter.

August 4, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Why was he upset with a squeeze bunt in the 7th inning of a one run game? What a freaking cry baby.

August 4, 2013  11:26 AM ET

Chill out Matt, your Team should do that for You, by the way Try Kincaid's Bay House, it's a Winner!

August 4, 2013  11:43 AM ET

Grow up it is part of the game. Why gripe at Mrs. Sogard She didn't put down squeeze bunt.

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August 4, 2013  12:14 PM ET

Apparently Sogard's wife has a better understanding of the game than Garza.

Maybe Garza's wife should speak for him, he comes off as an ahole speaking for himself.

August 4, 2013  01:00 PM ET

those are pretty darn sexist remarks.... "shut up your woman?" that should be the headline, not that he goes on a tirade..

August 4, 2013  01:18 PM ET

Eric plays the squeeze bunt, Mrs. Sogard never sleeps at night.
(With apologies to Pete Townsend)

August 4, 2013  01:23 PM ET

Perhaps Garza should spend less time on Twitter and more time practicing how to field a bunt.

August 4, 2013  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Some people really shouldn't do Twitter.

Primarily professional athletes.

August 4, 2013  01:40 PM ET

Guess who's going to be bunted on for the rest of his career?

August 4, 2013  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Primarily professional athletes.

With little pea brains.

August 4, 2013  01:44 PM ET

Entitled jerk, even if he's a good pitcher.

August 4, 2013  01:46 PM ET

An entitled idiot who can throw a baseball.

August 4, 2013  02:28 PM ET

And I opened up this T&R expecting to read that this was done in the 9th inning with the score like 10-zip or something.

August 4, 2013  03:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Some people really shouldn't do Twitter.

Whats Twitter????......:-)

August 4, 2013  04:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Whats Twitter????......:-)

It's the greatest thing ever invented for famous people to broadcast their ignorance.

 
August 4, 2013  04:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Why was he upset with a squeeze bunt in the 7th inning of a one run game? What a freaking cry baby.

Same thing I was wondering. Perfectly legitimate play considering the circumstances.

Garza must simply be a sore loser.

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