Pitcher Carl Pavano picks up a bat

Carl Pavano

May 1, 2011 – The Twins were pounded by the Kansas City Royals 10-3 at Kauffman Stadium. Twins pitcher Carl Pavano took the loss bringing his record to 2-3 for the season. Pavano gave up 12 hits and 7 runs in 5.1 innings. After Pavano was removed from the game he took a bat to the trash can in the dugout and put on some good swings on it, better than some of the Twins hitters did during the game. “That’s as frustrated as I can get,” Pavano said. “It actually felt pretty good. I just kept whaling away with it. The (bat) wouldn’t break. I couldn’t break a bat in the dugout and I couldn’t break any out there (on the mound). It was embarrassing.” He said his outburst “wasn’t pointed towards anyone.” “I told my manager (Ron Gardenhire) that it wasn’t pointed at him or anyone else,” Pavano said. “It was my frustration. Was it the most mature way to deal with it? No. But it wasn’t pointed at anyone. It actually felt amazing. I’d like to go out and do it again.”

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by MLB Advanced Media. Too bad because it was fun to watch.

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