Correa Blames Osuna for Showing Him Up

Carlos Correa
Houston Astros

According to Chris Henderson of the Jays Journal, Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros was simply showing his immaturity when he reacted to Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna’s behavior on the final out pitch of Thursday night’s, 7-4, Canada Dry win. On an easy 3-2 count tapper back to the mound, as we saw it on ROOTS TV from home in Houston, it appeared to us that Osuna played the ball as though it were the saunterings of someone getting ready to make a casual walk to the refrigerator during a commercial break from his favorite TV show.

Osuna first easily gloved the slow bouncing Correa tap back to the mound. Then, as Correa tore off down the base paths in vain hope of escaping his fate as the last nail into the Astros coffin of defeat, Osuna took about six casual steps toward first base before deliberately removing the ball from his glove and arching a quiet overhand lob to the base in ample time for the out on his frenzy-running foe, Correa.

As Osuna takes the time, so does the home crowd roar of approval ascend to a crescendo level of approval. And of course, they do. This is Toronto, home of the floundering Blue Jays, and the fans have just witnessed their rare-do-well boys steal a sloppy win over the best team in baseball. Who wouldn’t scream for joy to have their favorite team win under these circumstances, even if the Toronto victory was little more than proof that even the greatest baseball club in the game cannot win them all?

Check out this link for a video review of the play and a few thoughts from Blue Jays writer Chris Henderson:

https://jaysjournal.com/2017/07/07/blue-jays-osuna-called-astros-correa/

Chris Henderson of the Jays Journal thinks that Carlos Correa “needs to grow up a little here”. Henderson invites us too, as do we, that you check out the play yourself and decided what you think of it:

“If you didn’t see the way the game ended, give it a gander below and judge for yourself if Osuna did anything offensive. I’d venture a guess that 99.9% of us wouldn’t think twice about the play without any prompting. Evidently, Correa is in that 0.1% category.” – Chris Henderson.

Our Eagle Thoughts

Keep in mind too, especially if you’ve never played the game at an organized league level, that show-ups happen – and, even if we think they all play obviously to the crowd for a reaction, many do not. No matter what any of us think here, Correa and Osuna now have what I think of as a “thing going on” – and like all things going on”, from “Me and Mrs. Jones” to “Juan Marichal and John Roseboro”, this one will either play out fast or play out over and over again – over time.

All I can say is that Mr. Henderson may need to study up on the phenomenon of sample error. His 99.9% conclusion that Osuna meant nothing at all by his actions on the last play may have been effected by a survey of people who were basically Blue Jay fans. Even on the Internet, sample bias happens. Henderson should do the same survey on the last play among Astros fans in Houston and see what kind of results he gets. And keep in mind, everything we need to know about a “thing” from a fairly distant digital video.

As for me, even if I am now trudging through my 80th year in residence on this planet, I am still not immune to a sudden burst of immature support for our Astros too, upon occasion. If I were Carlos Correa, I wouldn’t be trying to homer off Osuna the next time I see him. I would be aiming to hit one back through the box at 120 mph bat speed. Let’s see if Osuna can even walk back to the dugout if he tries to play that crushed ball – or even get out of the way of that career altering smash.

Jeez, I’m awful, aren’t I? 🙂

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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2 Responses to “Correa Blames Osuna for Showing Him Up”

  1. Larry Dierker Says:

    DH — mound charging — protective regulation — where did my game go?

    That said, quit whining, run hard down the line and beat him with your bat next time.

    The greatest team in baseball has two starters that need at least three relievers to finish every start?

  2. David Munger Says:

    No more crashing the catcher, no more breaking up a double play, and no more chin music. It’s starting to remind me of Baseball’s version of flag football.

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