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"Controversy"

So, apparently Casey Blake mocked Brian Wilson's post-save celebration after he hit a home run off him in the 12th inning, tying the game.

Though thrilled with their 13-inning victory, they were considerably less than thrilled with Los Angeles third baseman Casey Blake, who appeared to mock San Francisco closer Brian Wilson's post-save celebration in the Dodgers dugout after hitting a game-tying solo homer off Wilson in the bottom of the 12th.

Several Giants saw what Blake did, and Wilson received a photo of it on his cell phone after the game. The comments that came out of the clubhouse from Wilson and his teammates were terse at best, suggesting that another contentious chapter in the often heated rivalry was underway.
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What angered the Giants is that Wilson's celebration -- he turns his back to the plate and crosses his arms, the index finger of his pitching hand pointing skyward -- is a tribute to his late father and his Christian faith. The general consensus was that Blake had crossed a line, and it was a hot topic on the flight home from Southern California.

Okay, so. I don't think Casey Blake knew about the whole dead father and God thing. I mean, as far as I know, it's a OMR MMA thing. Which he has actually said before. If you don't know what it's about, it just looks retarded. Unless the Giants knew for sure that Blake knew what it meant, there's no reason to get mad at him.

At least Brian Wilson had a good attitude about it which is that everyone thinks he has stupid hair and makes fun of him all the time anyway so he doesn't care. :P

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I actually heard Brian was VERY upset when he found out about it (after the game), like, the team-had-to-have-an-intervention upset. Then on the pregame yesterday, he kept saying "whatever" like he didn't care, but it seemed like he was trying a little hard to be all "I'm over it". I thought I heard a clip of Brian saying that he didn't do the gesture when he was in the minors because he thought guys might think he was showing them up, so I was a little surprised that it didn't occur to him that maybe Casey Blake thought just that, and he wasn't out to spit on Brian's father or his faith.

Mr. Sensitive strikes again! :P If that was really his reaction he's an idiot. I have no respect for these "uber-Christian" types who take everything so seriously and get so offended. Bah! I also don't get supposedly respecting your dead dad with MMA so whatever.

**laughs** Oh man, I'm watching the Mets broadcast and Brian's just blown the save and they're all "It's been a rough week for Wilson...he had an incident earlier this week in a game with the Dodgers" and "by all accounts, Wilson was devastated by what happened, which seems like a hugely inappropriate reaction".


I JUST CAME HOME FROM THAT GAME.

OMG I buried my face in my hands when Brian Wilson whiffed on that throw to third. Haha, "hugely inappropriate".

I was sitting really near to the bullpen though so I got to see Timmy yoga stretches fairly close up and also Brian Wilson warming up. His suckiness and Zito exposure doesn't make him any less hot. :(

I think people just want to make something out of everything, like one of the hawks last night did the bow and arrow thing alex has been doing for Luc, and people went crazy being angry, but like it's a valid post goal thing that heaps of people do. Just cause it has special signifigance to someone, doesnt have to mean he was mocking. But still like that is always going to make people talk

I was actually wondering what people thought about that -- I mean, people who aren't kneejerk Canucks boards posters. I didn't even know about the bow-and-arrow thing, and I don't know how many of the players would know about it either, so it just seemed like they were making mountains out of molehills. You're right, though, when a sensitive subject like death is involved, people will always talk regardless. :/

even on the boards people were like its a goal celebration, deal. Aside from a few people. but message board people are like 98.4754239507234% douchebags regardless of team, so take that for what you will, haha. I didnt even nottice it myself until I read about it, it wouldnt occur to me that someone even would do that.People are going to talk about everythign though at some point, everything it dramaz

I don't think I've ever seen the bow and arrow thing! I would just have assumed that Burrows was being mocked, but you know, I have different standards for hockey and I think that's inappropriate because of the significance of the game. Kovalchuk pointing at Crosby coming out of the box after he scores on the PP in a regular season game is funny/cool, but what you're describing doesn't sound good.

In this case, Brian Wilson was definitely being mocked, but the reason he does that gesture is hardly a well-known fact yet--he's only in his second full season as the closer so it's not established. Unless he knows the other guy was being malicious about it he shouldn't get that upset.

I dont think it was mocking at all, cause its a valid goal celebration, but its one of those things? I dont know!

the signifigance makes all the diference there for your guy, but you're right without knoiwing intent which you kind of never really can know

I support the mocking of all Giants.

Mocking is appropriate in rivalries!

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