Grant Balfour, crazy person, absolutely went off on Victor Martinez for doing nothing more than looking at him during the ninth inning of Monday’s ALDS Game 3 between the A’s and Tigers. Martinez responded to Balfour’s f-bombs by sending some back of his own (those f-bombs were picked up by the MLB Network’s live mics) as the two walked towards each other in the infield. The benches cleared but it didn’t really escalate from there.
It’s important to note that this isn’t Balfour’s first incident involving a profanity-laced screaming match during an ALDS series. That is one intense dude.