Lee says he didn't do it on purpose, but Victor Martinez still wasn't very happy with Cliff's response. Martinez felt that Lee didn't show any remorse for hitting Sosa in the head, and that he never approached Sosa to make sure he was okay.
All of which led to the Indians calling a team meeting after the game in which the two players shared their side of the story, and the team moved on to other issues as well.
Trot Nixon called the players-only meeting following the Indians' 8-5 loss to Texas on Saturday night. The meeting was prompted by two in-game altercations between left-hander Cliff Lee and catcher Victor Martinez.None of the players would talk about the details of things discussed during the meeting, but I'm guessing they called Scott Olsen in to handle the negotiations. Olsen probably just barged in with a bottle of whiskey and sat down at Lee's locker. When Lee came over to ask him to stand up, Olsen kicked him. Victor Martinez then got mad that some guy kicked his teammate, and he went over there to say something to Olsen. Olsen then challenged the whole team to a fight, and they accepted. Just like that, everybody's friends again!
The Indians' locker room was closed for at least 25 minutes after the game. MLB rules state the media must be allowed in the locker room 10 minutes after the last pitch. The meeting lasted so long, manager Eric Wedge came out into the tunnel to talk to reporters.
Scott Olsen is the new Dr. Phil.
Previously at FanHouse:
Scott Olsen Fought the Law and the Taser Won
Scott Olsen Loves to Fight