D-Bag of the Week: Julian Tavarez

September 25, 2008 – 12:58 pm by TheRiot

Let’s set the scene here: Julian Tavarez is pitching in relief for the Braves on Wednesday night against the Phillies. It’s the bottom of the eighth inning. The Braves are leading 10-4. Phillies speedster Shane Victorino is taking a big lead off third base.

What follows is comical and somewhat dumb.

Tavarez, seeing that Victorino has an enormous lead, steps off the pitching rubber and walks toward him in a vain effort to shorten the Hawaiian’s lead. Victorino goes back toward the base, then when Tavarez is back on the mound, has a few choice words, points at the base and the scoreboard.

We can’t speak for Vicotrino, but here’s what we were thinking: Why in the hell does Tavarez even care about Victorino on third with one out and a six run lead? Pitch the damn ball. Nobody was even holding Victorino close, so Tavarez is just wasting everyone’s time.

Nevertheless, Tavarez, crazy bastard that he is, takes offense and starts jawing and walking back toward Victorino.

Victorino, for his part, walked right at Tavarez. We would’ve put our money on the Flyin’ Hawaiian. Benches cleared before cooler heads prevailed.

Mr. Tavarez, however, is a true d-bag. There’s no reason to nearly incite a brawl when you’re up six runs and there’s one lone runner on third base. Get outs and shut up, ya d-bag.

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  1. 2 Responses to “D-Bag of the Week: Julian Tavarez”

  2. Why does he even have a job anymore? Not only is he a d-bag, he is also not very good at baseball.

    Victorino is kind of d-bagesque for egging Tevarez on.

    By Mike on Sep 26, 2008

  3. Victorino and the Phills are in first place I mean they had won 10 of their last 11 games before that night, and Julian Taveraz is like 80 years old. My fightin phills Center Fielder Shane Victorino would have laid out that grandpa trash pitcher. There was no reason for that and Taveraz is lucky that there wasn’t a brawl bc the braves would have been left with nobody to play. I mean if you look at the phillies compared to the braves Howard alone equals 2 of the braves players lol.

    By Tanner on Sep 26, 2008

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