After an altercation last season that saw New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann get face-to-face with Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, the two made nice on Friday night and clearly but the past behind them upon meeting for the first time since the incident.
It happened in 2013 when McCann was still with his former team, the Atlanta Braves. McCann didn't take kindly to Gomez admiring his solo home run, so the catcher let him know about it after Gomez rounded the bases, which led to a benches-clearing fight between the two squads:
It was an ugly situation, but apparently both players are past it as Gomez and McCann acknowledged each other in a warm, fuzzy way when Gomez stepped to the plate on Friday night versus the Yanks:
Now that's growth.
All that moment was missing was a rendition of Kumbaya to really set the mood. Joking aside, it's nice to see two men acting with a bit of civility after such a ridiculous thing unfolded last season.
According to MLB.com's Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy, Gomez expressed zero animosity, and he and McCann even embraced on the field prior to Friday night's showdown:
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 9, 2014
WFAN's Sweeny Murti reported on McCann's feelings towards what is now the distant past:
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— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) May 9, 2014