Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was diplomatic about Wednesdays run-in with the Diamondbacks Adam Eaton after the Royals 8-1 win in Scottsdale, Ariz.
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Eaton attempted to steal third base by catching the Royals napping, but he was out by a country mile. When Moustakas applied the tag about 40 feet from third base, Eaton momentarily tried to push his way past Moustakas and in the process bloodied Mooses lip.
Thats just a guy whos got no feel for the game, Moustakas said afterward.
Of the play, Eaton told the Arizona Republic: We just kind of got tangled up and I guess he took offense to it. You take it your own way, and I guess thats just how it crumbled.
In what should be a surprise to no one, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson, the former Royal, was not quite as tactful.
Eaton plays hard, he told the Arizona Republic. One of the reasons hes playing is so he can learn. As far as Moustakas, I dont give a (expletive) what he thinks.
Hopefully there wont be any hard feelings when the teams play again on March 23.