Weathers v. Brantley
David Weathers was listening to radio on his way home from working out Sunday when he heard Jeff Brantley say something he didn’t like.
When asked about Monday. Weathers let Brantley have it.
"All I said if this easy to play baseball, he should find a uniform and play," Weathers said. "I was basically was taking up for my teammates. I heard some comments that he thought guys were quitting. I didn’t feel that way. It’s easy to say that when things are going tough for a team. It’s easy to dog-pile. I felt like he was doing that."
Brantley stood by the gist of what he said.
"I said there are guys on the team that obviously trying much harder some of the other guys," he said. "This team needs some spark and jump start to get back playing the game the right way. That’s what I said -- if I remember correctly."
Weathers said he and Brantley are good friends. Weathers tried to downplay and said he's not mad at Brantley.
"Sometimes things are said," Weathers said. "We take a lot of pride in what we do. You hear things – I’ve been on DL watching and listening – sometimes you’ve got to defend your guys. I don’t feel like we have anybody quitting. Do we have guys struggling? Yeah. That doesn’t mean you quit."
The interesting thing in this is Weathers and Brantley are similar. Brantley would have done the same thing in roles were reversed.