I guess it might have been different if it had been Buster Posey or Pablo Sandoval who had taken a verbal shot at the Dodgers for their big off-season spending spree. After all, Posey is the 2012 National League MVP and did have a league-leading .336 batting average and an exceptional .408 OBP and .549 SLG; and Sandoval did hit three home runs in game-1 of the 2012 World Series to run away with the World Series MVP title. But when a weak-hitting loud-mouthed second year MLB player comes out and says something stupid like “All I can say is, you can’t buy chemistry,” about the Dodgers, you have to seriously question Brandon Belt’s intelligence.
Riding on the coattails of his teammates, the Triple-A caliber Giants first baseman made his flippant remark during the team’s recent Fan Fest, where he was certainly preaching to the choir of frenzied (and probably stoned) Giants fans.
This is the same Brandon Belt who went 1 for 13 (.077) with 7 strikeouts in the aforementioned World Series and hit a whopping (get this) .146 against the Dodgers during the 2012 season. Talk about missing a perfect opportunity to keep your mouth shut. If you’re going to talk smack, at least have the wherewithal to back it up.
And here’s a clue Brandon, you actually can buy chemistry – just ask Melky Cabrera, Guillermo Mota and, of course, the biggest chemist of them all, Barry Bonds. If anybody knows anything about buying chemistry, it’s the San Francisco Giants.
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp summed it up best when told of Belt’s comment during an interview on Tuesday morning at Camelback Ranch.
“Who said that?”
The next time Brandon Belt feels compelled to “Let (his) alligator mouth overrule (his) hummingbird ass,” perhaps he should strike out less and hit better than .146 against the team he criticizes.
Not only is .146 hitting below the Mendoza Line, it’s hitting below the Belt.