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New York Yankees’ Brian McCann Over the Carlos Gomez Faceoff Incident; Respects His Play

May 9th, 2014 at 5:42 PM
By Doug Rush

Last year as a member of the Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann got into an extremely heated faceoff with Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.

Gomez hit a towering home run at Turner Field and instead of running the bases like every other player did, Gomez decided to admire it which got the ire of McCann and when Gomez rounded third base and attempted to tag home, McCann was there to greet him in a shouting match that lead to the benches clearing.

Fast forward to seven months later and McCann is now a member of the New York Yankees while Gomez is still a member of the Brewers and on Friday night, it will be the first time the two will see each other since the incident in Atlanta back in September.

When McCann was asked if he still has the incident in his mind and if there were any bad feelings towards Gomez still, the 30-year-old catcher said he was over the incident and actually respects the Brewers outfielder.

"I respect the guy," he said. "I respect the way he plays. I think he plays hard every single night. I'm way over that."

That may be the case now, that is unless Gomez gloats at another potential home run and McCann is behind the plate to potentially greet him again. The Yankees and Brewers begin their three-game series at Miller Park on Friday night.

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