Figueroa was fuming over the behavior of some of the Nationals' players during the third inning, whom he accused of singing and chanting as he pitched to Austin Kearns with the bases loaded and the score tied, 3-3.Somewhere, somehow, Jennie Finch is offended.
"They were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch of softball girls," Figueroa said. "I'm a professional just like anybody else, so I take huge offense to that. ... I think they need to show a little more class and professionalism. They won tonight but, in the long run, they are still who they are."
So it seems that the shoe is on the other foot this season. Playing the role of the shoe is Nats' outfielder Lastings Milledge, the very same player at the heart of a lot of the Mets' celebrations and dances last season.
"Well, what are we supposed to do?" Milledge said. "We're not supposed to cater to anybody on the opposing team. We're not going to cater to him or anybody else, so whatever. We've been down the last couple days; we want to get something going. If you don't like it, you've got to just deal with it."I for one especially liked those Elijah Dukes chants of "Sis, boom, bah ... dawg! Sis, boom, bah ... dawg!" Or something like that.