In case you missed it, Madison Bumgarner doesn’t like to be looked at.
A benches-clearing, bullpen-emptying shoving match ensued at Dodger Stadium on Monday night when extended eye contact caused tempers to flare between the Giants’ Bumgarner and the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig.
Not even 24 hours could pass before Puig, the polarizing young outfielder, made light of the situation, donning #DONTLOOKATME shirts with his teammates.
Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) September 20, 2016
Puig is known for his recklessness on the field, his willingness to gamble on taking extra bases and throwing runners out from the outfield. So in true Puig fashion, he took things a step further with #DONTLOOKATME, signing one of the shirts and delivering it to Bumgarner.
According to teammates, it was all in good fun.
Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) September 21, 2016
Bumgarner tends to be pretty no-nonsense, but didn’t seem to have an issue with Puig’s gesture.
“That don’t make a difference to me, really,” Bumgarner told reporters, per ESPN. “If it were turned around, I’m sure we’d do the same.”