SJ - May 28, 2022
Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped Giants outfielder Joc Pederson in the face during batting practice prior to Friday night's game. The dispute was over fantasy football. Pham was pulled from the lineup and then suspended for three games on Saturday.
Pham had this to say about the incident after being handed down the suspension, "I slapped Joc. He said some shit I don't condone. I had to address it."
Pham also claims Pederson made some disrespectful comments in the league's group chat about his former team the San Diego Padres.
The Reds outfielder added there was "too much money on the line" and "he was messing with my money. I'm a big dog in Vegas. I'm a high roller at many casinos."
To add to the entertainment of two professional baseball players getting into it over fantasy football rules a video of the incident has surfaced. It shows a brief verbal exchange between Pham and Pederson and then a slap upside Pederson's head.
Tommy Pham slapped Joc Pederson across the head and was suspended for three games because lingering resentment from a rule regarding IR designation in their fantasy football league spilled over into real life and led to Pham’s attack.
Baseball is not real. It’s a Mad Lib. pic.twitter.com/0a41Yi0DGD
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 28, 2022
Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want, but I'm really starting to think there's something in the water or food or both. People have absolutely lost their minds.
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