We'll see if it's smart to poke a tiger in the eye. Ryan Braun was less than pleased about getting drilled in the upper back by Jeff Karstens last night after going deep in the first inning, although it is hard to blame Karstens - that's about the only place you can pitch Braun and not risk having the ball end up in the outfield seats.
Asked if Karstens drilled him intentionally, Braun said, “Probably, yeah. It’s rare for major league pitchers to miss by that much with a fastball. We play them about 17 more times (actually 13). Tell Mr. Selig, we’ll see what happens. It’s going to be interesting.”
Probably not the brightest thing that Ryan Braun has ever said - he basically just sent a memo to the Commissioner's office.
Just don't ask Parra to retaliate - it'd probably take him a couple of batters to actually hit his spot.