"He had a very good game. I think everybody knows that he has worked very hard this year, and the Nationals have worked very hard with him to work on his temper. He has been great the whole season. It's unfortunate what happened tonight, but he's human."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 9/11/2008)
"What the [bleeeeeeeeep] is there to talk about?"
(Elijah Dukes, via Washington Post, 9/11/2008)
Mets 13, Nationals 10: Shea it isn't so! Nats go toe-to-toe with NL East leading choke-artists, lose another slugfest.
Elijah Dukes manages to piss off the entire city of New York; or, at least the NY papers. And possibly, some of his teammates.
What's really, really, interesting are the quotes from some of his teammates in the aftermath of his antics last night (which included, but weren't limited to: challenging Mike Pelfrey to 'bring it on', gesturing to/egging on Met fans). It seems he may have pissed off some corners of the clubhouse:
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)