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Carlos Guillen ticks off Jered Weaver, August 2011
Apr 18, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver (36) sits in dugout during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Back in August of 2011 Justin Verlander was having the greatest season by a pitcher in modern history. As the dog days of summer rolled around, the Los Angeles Angeles made a stop in Motown. Angels ace Jered Weaver was also in the midst of a great season, which is why when the two met in a game it was a pretty big deal.
After Carlos Guillen blasted a HR off Weaver, giving the Tigers a 3-0 lead, Guillen took a bit of time getting out of the batter’s box and Weaver did not like that at all.
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Both benches were then warned after the Guillen home run.
The next batter, Alex Avila, then stepped to the plate only to have a fastball thrown directly at his head. Weaver was then ejected and threw a childlike tantrum on his way to the dugout. Verlander looked like a god, Weaver looked like a big baby.
Nearly five years later and it is still one of the more memorable moments in modern Detroit baseball.