This video is at least part of the reason for the bad blood between Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke. It shows Greinke then with the Kansas City Royals throwing at the head of then White Sock Quentin on two different occasions. Whether it was on purpose or not? Well, you decide.
So when Quentin asked reporters to do their homework for the reason why he charged the mound yesterday, he probably meant this.
By Greinke's estimation, it was a first-inning pitch that got away and almost hit Quentin in the head causing the residual anger three innings later.
"He had a reason for [being upset]," said Greinke of Quentin. "Any time you throw it that high, it's justified. You've got to be better than that and not pitch like that. You're going to make mistakes, but the last thing you want to do is hit someone where it could seriously hurt them. As soon as I let go of it, I was scared for him."
"Well, everybody that gets hit gets upset, especially when you aren't swinging the bat well and all of a sudden you get hit," Guillen said. "That's part of the game. Carlos is a guy who is going to get hit a lot because he stands on top of the plate. I don't think it was intentional."