This isn’t Joe Nathan essentially flipping off irrational, booing fans after he pitched a perfect ninth inning; this is Joe Nathan essentially flipping off rightfully booing fans after he escaped yet another shitty ninth inning.
Nathan walked the first two batters he faced in a non-save, 4-run-cushioned situation, and the first out he recorded was a seed to left fielder Don Kelly, who made the catch while running back toward the fence. Nathan then received a fortunate ground ball that took Nick Castellanos’ momentum toward third base for an easy 5-unassisted-3 double play.
The above was then Nathan’s reaction?
He should’ve been exhaling a sigh of relief that he didn’t start the merry-go-round again.
This dude can go dry hump sand.