Blue Jays pitcher Ross Stripling says he's sorry for throwing a temper tantrum after his teammate's error ... calling his actions both embarrassing and mortifying.
The Toronto starter went crazy after Joe Panik botched a throw to first base in the Jays' loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night ... screaming at his third baseman and throwing his hands in the air.
Joe Panik made an error trying to get out Giancarlo Stanton on a dribbler and Ross Stripling couldn’t hold in his anger pic.twitter.com/MKwVAaUYUL— Chris (@meechrisf) June 17, 2021
Joe Panik made an error trying to get out Giancarlo Stanton on a dribbler and Ross Stripling couldn’t hold in his anger pic.twitter.com/MKwVAaUYUL
Stripling could be heard telling Panik to essentially play better ... and the on-field explosion was so off-putting, even Yankees broadcasters called Stripling out for it live on-air.
But, it didn't take long for Ross to realize he really screwed up ... 'cause he issued an apology to Panik after the game, calling the scene "the most disrespectful thing I've ever done."
"I'm completely embarrassed about it," the 31-year-old said. "I simply let the moment get too big for me."
Stripling said he not only spoke to Panik about it all, but addressed the situation with his entire team as well.
"I mean, I literally can't explain it," Stripling said. "Honestly, I'm mortified by it, I can't stand that's the way that went."
Ross continued, "It'll never happen again from me, I promise you that."
Ross added that Panik had accepted the mea culpa and told him "no hard feelings."
Don’t care Gary Sanchez OWNS you Ross Fraudpling 🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/IEzsSdGZOL— DeathyDeat⚡️#CorreaToASG2021 (@Deathy_Deat) June 17, 2021
Don’t care Gary Sanchez OWNS you Ross Fraudpling 🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/IEzsSdGZOL
Panik's error, by the way, had no impact on the outcome of the game ... Stripling got out of the inning a few pitches later -- but he went on to give up the game-losing home run the following inning.