Angels’ $245 million man Anthony Rendon was caught on camera trying to punch an Oakland A’s fan after grabbing him by the jersey in an ugly Opening Day scuffle: “Did you call me a ****?”
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon has been caught in a physical confrontation with an Athletics fan at Thursday’s home opener in Oakland.
In a video that has since gone viral, the 32-year-old Texan is seen grabbing a cheerleader’s jersey before taking a swing and missing the leg as the Angels entered the clubhouse after losing 2-1 to the A’s.
‘What did you say?’ Rendon asked, clutching his shirt to the front row fan. “You called me a b****, huh?”
He heard the man deny Rendon’s accusation, but the Star of the Angels did not.
“Yeah I did, yeah I did, Mama *****” Rendon said before passing his hand to the A fan, who told him to “calm down.”
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Anthony Rendon has been caught in a physical confrontation with an Oakland Athletics fan
Neither Rendon nor the team have addressed the issue publicly.
Rendon, a 2019 All-Star and World Series champion with the Washington Nationals, parlayed his success into a seven-year, $245 million deal with the Angels, but has been plagued by injury problems ever since.
Rendon has yet to play more than 60 games in any season for the Angels, though that includes the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign.
Moreover, his . 250 average in four seasons in Anaheim is 40 points short of his mark over seven seasons with the National Team. Meanwhile, his slugging percentage dropped from . 490 with Washington to just . 417 with Los Angeles.
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