Jun 3, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (23) (left) argues with home plate umpire Dale Scott (5) while Chicago White Sox bench coach Mark Parent (8) (right) moves between them after Ventura was ejected from the game between the Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
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:”
What were the odds he was going to be filmed on TV when “making the adjustment?”
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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.