On August 8th, 2009, a 19 year old Frederick Alfred Porcello was sticking up for his teammates. He drilled Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the ribs. When Youk charged the mound, the young Porcello promptly threw Youkilis to the ground with a nice judo hip throw. If it wasn’t for outside intereference, young Ricky was in a perfect position to pound Youk into a conniption.
The video below shows the thrashing frame by frame.
Keep this in mind because Mike Crapoli is on the Tigers hit list. His karate kick on Tigers’ shortstop, Jose Iglesias, was unacceptable and Crapoli must be held to account.
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