Adam Eaton blasts ‘childish’ Todd Frazier after verbal exchange
The ongoing feud between Adam Eaton and Todd Frazier reared its ugly head again Monday night, as the two ballplayers had to be kept separated after exchanging words during the Washington Nationals-New York Mets showdown at Citi Field.
Eaton and Frazier, onetime teammates with the Chicago White Sox back in 2016, started jawing at each other between innings, and Mets players coaxed Frazier back into the dugout as Eaton went out to man his position in the outfield.
Here's the exchange between Adam Eaton and Todd Frazier mentioned by @masnKolko, courtesy of the MASN broadcast: pic.twitter.com/0Orc8eKB8n— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) May 21, 2019
After the game, Eaton did not mince words, calling Frazier “childish” while ripping the Mets third baseman over his “chirping.” Frazier, meanwhile, downplayed the incident, referring to it as “nothing.”
Eaton begs to differ:— SNY (@SNYtv) May 21, 2019
"I don't know what the deal is"
"He's always yelling across the infield at me, he's making a habit of it"
"I'm a 30 year old man with 2 kids, I got a mortgage and everything…I try to stay patient with the childishness" pic.twitter.com/8f4eawavqB
The argument somehow stemmed from Eaton hitting into a 4-6-3 double play to end the top of the third inning.
“He’s chirping all the way across the infield,” Eaton said after the National’s 5-3 loss, via the New York Post. “He must really like me because he wants to get my attention, it seems like every time we come here to town. He really cares what I think about him, I guess. I don’t know what his deal is. I don’t know if he wants to talk to me in person or have a visit or what it is. … Like I said, just being Todd Frazier. What’s new?”
Eaton could not quite understand what spawned Frazier’s actions, though the history of their feud — which goes back to an incident last August — certainly provided the startup fuel that helped ignite the confrontation.