ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD, ELIJAH DUKES BACK TO BEING A PRICK

NATIONALS OUTFIELDER ELIJAH DUKES CONFRONTS MANAGER MANNY ACTA IN THE DUGOUT DURING LAST NIGHT’S GAME

Oh well, at least he waited until June before melting down this year.

Controversial Washington Nationals outfielder Elijah Dukes got into a heated exchange with his manager, Manny Acta, during last night’s game. Dukes then broke one of baseball’s “unwritten rules” by showing up his manager after the game.

The trouble started after Nationals outfielder Lastings Milledge hit what turned out to be the game winning home run against Pittsbugh in the eigth inning last night. Apparently there was some confusion as to whether Acta thought Dukes and other Nationals players were “showing up” the Pirates. Acta had defended Dukes on a couple of other incidents recently about showing up opposition players. (Once last week when Dukes hit a game-winning homer, and just a couple days ago when Dukes taunted Pirates ace reliever Matt Capps after a rally.)

According to an mlb.com report, Dukes thought that Acta had REFUSED to shake his hand. After the game Dukes refused to shake Acta’s hand. He even faked a high-five to his manager then left Acta hanging when he put his hand up to slap Dukes’ hand.

You might think this would be enough to get Dukes booted from the Nationals. You would be wrong. A few minutes after the incident Acta, Dukes and general manager Jim Bowden had a closed-door meeting. According to mlb.com they “settled the issue.”

MLB.com has a story on the incident with the video: CLICK HERE

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