As the main FanSided site posted earlier, Chicago White Sox coach Mark Parent was caught on TV “aggressively adjusting himself” in the dugout during a game this week in Boston.
Here is the GIF of the occurrence that is making it’s rounds across the web and social media.
Yes, it was just a bit too aggressive (OK, much too aggressive), but I’m assuming that probably has happened in other MLB dugouts throughout the years, just maybe not so much in the open in front of the cameras.
On the main FanSided site, the artilce stated on the “adjustment:”
“Between the spitting, the nose picking and the crotch grabbing, the average major league dugout continues to be the single most repulsive place on the face of the earth.”
Here is a Tweet from Matt Spiegel of 670 The Score with announcer Steve Stone talking about the “adjustment seen all throughout the web:”
Steve Stone just told us Mark Parent threw BP on a humid day, and was caught later making a simple, if assertive, cup adjustment. @deadspin
— Matt Spiegel (@MattSpiegel670) July 9, 2014
What were the odds he was going to be filmed on TV when “making the adjustment?”
Yes it makes for a fun joke on Parent, and I’m sure he’s heard a lot about it already, but I’m more worried about what the White Sox do on the field, rather than what happens in the dugout during games.
It has been a long season. The White Sox are in the midst of a three-game winning streak and have won 8 of their past 11 games, so that’s what I’m focusing on during games, not if there will be a “repeat adjustment” by Parent.
But in all honestly, I can see why folks are getting their laughs and giggles with this (I even laughed … OK grimaced), but my major concern is wins-and-losses with the White Sox, not about much adjusting goes on with Parent.