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Hunter Strickland, who injured his pitching hand punching a door, says he doesn’t have an anger problem

Sure, buddy. Sure.

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Hunter Strickland, the Giants pitcher who just injured his pitching hand punching a door in anger after blowing a save and will miss six to eight weeks of baseball, says he doesn’t have an anger problem.


If this were an isolated incident — and it’s sure as heck not — that might be a fair assessment. It happens! You’re already having a frustrating week and you mess up at work and you punch something! That happening once is worrisome. Hunter Strickland’s Not An Anger Problem Anger Problem is far beyond worrisome, and is definitely a problem

Let’s take a quick look at the Hunter Strickland Anger Timeline.


Bryce Harper hit multiple home runs off of Strickland during that year’s NLDS. During Game 4, he watched the ball go into McCovey Cove since it was down the right field line. Strickland didn’t like that too much.


Strickland really had a full dance card in 2014. Two series later during those playoffs, he then started a feud with the RoyalsSalvador Perez which led to this round of shouting at home plate.


Our guy without an anger problem waited three years to throw at Harper for looking at his home runs. NOT AN ANGER PROBLEM THOUGH. Started a whole ridiculous brawl because of it, but not an anger problem.

June 20th, 2018

Posts an Instagram in which he says apologizes for the selfish nature of his injury and says “I completely understand how this portrays my character, which I will humbly work on areas in my life that need refinement.”

June 21st, 2018

A day after saying he will “learn from this” and that he “completely understands how this portrays my character” he told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that he doesn’t think he has an anger problem.

Hunter, buddy, Dude. My man. This is an anger problem. Hopefully he actually does some thinking, and not just Instagram-level analysis. Because wooooof. The word delusional comes to mind, and hopefully this is the incident that gets through to him.