Tensions were running a bit high in Monday's Game 3 of the ALDS, in which the Athletics defeated the Tigers 6-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Before that went down, though, A's closer Grant Balfour said something to Tigers' DH Victor Martinez -- it's unclear what that was, but what followed is a lot louder and clearer than MLB Network likely wanted it to be.
If you're not in a place where you can hear baseball players rattle off F-bombs, you probably shouldn't play this with the sound on.
While both teams prepared for a playoff brawl to go down, everyone eventually settled down, and play resumed. According to Balfour's Australian-born countryman, Red Sox reliever Ryan Rowland-Smith, this was likely for the best:
Martinez if you got into a fight with Balfour you would lose Trust me— Ryan Rowland-Smith (@hyphen18) October 7, 2013
The winning tweet from this whole thing, though, comes from ESPN's Buster Olney:
Balfour called Victor a nerd, it appears.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 7, 2013
Just in case you're unclear what that's a reference to.
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