Tommy Pham vs. Jock Pederson Fantasy football Beef, which was released to the world a few weeks ago when Pham slapped Pederson before a Giants-Reds game, seems to have reached its final stage. We all laughed when Mike Trout was revealed as league commissioner on the question, but then both Pederson and Pham said they were ready to move on, and so it seemed, everyone else was. And yet here we are, again, hearing the faint glimpse of beef on the grill, and we have some DP T-shirts to thank for that.
Before Monday night’s game against the Royals, some of the Giants players wore T-shirts that said, “Stopping players in the IR is not cheating.” You can undoubtedly recognize this as a reference to the Fantasy Football beef provocation, which was (and is not) a disagreement between Fam and Pederson over whether the injured players in the Fantasy Football League were cheating by hiding in the IR. Rate rate! Clever shirt, friends!
Unfortunately, neither Pham nor Pederson thought the shirt was funny. Pederson has spoken with San Francisco ChronicleSusan Sluser about the shirts, and she was legitimately upset that her teammates decided to wear them:
Pederson said he’s not sure where the T-shirts came from first – they were in his locker on Monday and he put them on a table in the clubhouse for teammates. He had nothing to do with them, and in fact, he was annoyed to see a portrait of his signature on the shirt, which he did not approve.
“It’s not a chaotic shirt,” Pederson said. “I don’t think I made it or I did anything and it would be okay to send things that have my autograph on it. I didn’t like it. “
San Francisco Chronicle
Before you are tempted to call Pederson a “gizm man, light up”, please note that he is the one who slapped the subject, and thus has a very good reason to try and resist Pham. On that front, I have some bad news for Jock:
Disclose IR rules ?? Disclose IR rules ???? No, he will not dare! This kind of increase in hostility will surely push this beef past the no return point. Rob Manfred must intervene immediately and try to establish diplomatic relations before it is too late.