Before throwing the ball to first base for the final out in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday, Detroit pitcher Al Alburquerque decided to do something that's left a bunch of Athletics players rather unhappy: he put the ball up to his lips and gave it a kiss.
With two outs and runners on the corners in a then-tied game, Alburquerque got Yoenis Cespedes to hit an easy roller right to the pitcher, who decided to get cute with the ball (hat tip to @WorldofIsaac):
We didn't appreciate that. I thought it was immature and not very professional. You don't do that on the field.
Part of Reddick's frustration surely stems from the fact that the Athletics are trailing 2-0 to the Tigers in the five-game series as they go back to Oakland after Sunday's 5-4 loss. Since ending the season on such a roll, the A's have hit a major stumbling block against the Tigers, apparently putting them in no mood for Alburquerque's antics.