Pirates' Sean Rodriguez has personally apologized to cooler after dugout beatdown
The Pittsburgh Pirates' Sean Rodriguez completely lost his cool during a semi-brawl during the seventh inning of the National League Wild Card game against the Cubs on Wednesday night, and then he took out his frustration on a cooler in the dugout. A lot of frustration.
Rodriguez claimed it was Cubs catcher David Ross putting his arms around his neck that set him off. At any rate, you can watch Rodriguez's Rocky-esque sparring session with the inanimate Gatorade receptacle at the end of this video.
In any event, Rodriguez was ready to make amends on Thursday — not only with Pirates fans and other baseball viewers, but also with the poor battered cooler, which, naturally, has its own Twitter account (@piratescooler).
Here's Rodriguez's statement:
Classy move by that cooler, which stayed in the game and continued to hydrate Pirates players for the final three innings.
Cooler heads prevail.