The fantasy football saga read ’round the baseball environment has a new chapter.
For the duration of batting apply on Monday, a quantity of San Francisco Giants wore shirts that study, “Fantasy Soccer 101: Stashing gamers on the IR is not dishonest,” an clear dig at Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham for his accusations in direction of Giants outfielder Joc Pederson.
Pham, who introduced the controversy into the community eye by slapping Pederson across the facial area on Could 27, took to Twitter to express disappointment with the shirts.
“They really played by themselves bcuz now all I have to do is release the IR rules in the league and the textual content how I informed Joc I was gonna pimp slap him for cheating,” Pham wrote, disputing the shirts’ logic.
Pederson, far too, took exception with the apparel the shirts bore a facsimile of Pederson’s signature, which he experienced not authorised.
“That’s variety of messed up,” Pederson explained to the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday. “I never imagine which is Ok to just be sending things out like I’ve made it or I did a little something and have my autograph on it. I didn’t like that.”
And so the shirts — as opposed to the feud — are now ancient background.
“They finished up getting them all out of the lockers and throwing them out,” Pederson said. “So yeah, they’re not gonna get the job done any more. Fellas thought they had been humorous and wore them out there, but you under no circumstances know how someone’s going to acquire something. We’re just working on defusing a situation.”
The Giants and Reds are established to tango all over again subsequent weekend, leaving the door ajar to additional brouhaha.