Over the last 36 hours or so, a truly incredible sports beef has been released. Giants outfielder Jock Pederson and Reds outfielder Tommy Pham are the main ones, and every sentence you read will make you shake your head more and more loudly. Before Friday’s game between the Reds and Giants, Pham approached Pederson on the field and slapped him. After the game, Pederson told reporters he was slapped because Fame thought he had cheated on a fantasy football league they were both last year. Before Saturday’s game, Pham spoke to reporters and claimed he threw the slap because Pederson “sorry some shit I don’t forgive.” After Saturday’s game, Pederson revealed that Pham apparently couldn’t forgive the shit: a teasing GIF about the San Diego Padres (the FAM team was last season) that he shared in the Fantasy League group chat.
Obviously you want more details, and once you finish shaking the sky I have plenty to share. Let’s take a look at the slap first:
That’s a pretty fleshy slap!
Now let’s move on to Pederson’s comment from Friday, which marks the first time in history that someone has told a story about their Fantasy Football League that someone else wants to hear. What was the “deception” that Pederson was hiring that got Pham slap crazy? According to Pederson’s almost incredibly detailed explanation, Fam was confused about how injured reserve slots work in fantasy football.
“I kept a player in the injured reserve when they were enlisted,” Pederson explained. “And one more player added. And then there was a text message in the group that I was cheating because I stuck the players on my bench, and then, I don’t know, I saw the rules and sent a screenshot of the rules, how does it say when a player is dropped, you call him IR- Get permission to keep. I was doing all that. It just so happened that he had one player, Jeff Wilson, that was out, and he had him on the IR, and I said, ‘You literally have the same thing on your bench.’ And then I guess he was in two leagues, and in one of them he was in IR and in one of them he wasn’t, so it was probably a misunderstanding, but in the ESPN league we were in, it was listed out so I was, what I did. With it is very similar. And that was basically all of it. There is nothing more. ”
This description of events is even more embarrassing for Fame as he tried to slap someone. Does this guy have any idea how the basic rules of fantasy football work? Why is he wasting an IR slot on Jeff Wilson? And I must say, as an veteran of multiple fantasy sports league debates, I can shake my head in disgust at the form for choosing this particular battle. Are you crazy about IR placement? Get out of here. Talk to me when you have multiple heated engagements on the 53-North email thread because one guy in your league traded Larry Walker with another guy for $ 22 Taco Bell. I was 12 years old when it happened. This baby thing.
Perhaps aimed at diverting the conversation from how bad he is in fantasy football, Fam claimed on Saturday that it was actually some inappropriate remarks made by Pederson that caused the slap. He also made sure to let everyone know what a high roller he is:
Fortunately, this gave Pederson another chance to go into detail about what really happened. After Saturday’s game, Pederson chatted with reporters again, and this time he pulled the fantasy football group chat that he and Fam were together and read aloud what was said. You really have to watch this whole clip, because I promise you won’t see anything else this year that would be more fun than Pederson shamelessly holding his phone and showing everyone a stupid shitpost: “It was three weightlifters … lifting …” – That finally slapped him.
What a moment. What a sport.
After all, we must thank Pederson for his sincerity. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pro athlete give such a thorough explanation of a subject. Pederson could easily have been tight-lipped about the whole thing and left us all with pieces of information to entertain himself with, but instead he went there and said without hint of embarrassment, “It’s true, I sent one. GIF is making fun of Padres. ”
Additionally, we are forced to conclude that Tommy Pham is a complete loon. That slap suspended him for three games, and now everyone will remember him as the “big dog of Vegas” who has no sense of humor and doesn’t understand how fantasy sports work. Quite a legacy to create for yourself on a weekend.