Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead home run on Saturday night in the Bronx against bitter rival New York. His home run would prove to be the game winner. Afterwards, Napoli could be heard on the FOX broadcast high fiving his teammates and saying “what an idiot!”, in reference to Masahiro Tanaka’s decision to throw him a fastball instead of a splitter.
Napoli said post game it wasn’t meant to be mean towards Tanaka, he just couldn’t believe he gave him a fastball after being ahead in the count.
But, maybe Tanaka was an idiot for throwing him that pitch.