Weeks later, Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson’s incident lives on, as Alex Bregman was revealed the winner of the infamous fantasy league.
Over two weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds’ left fielder Tommy Pham slapped San Fransisco Giants’ outfielder Joc Pederson in the outfield prior to a series opener between their respective clubs. The incident caught the baseball world by storm, while the impromptu slap was unwarranted to any reporter’s knowledge.
Later interviews revealed Pham was angered by a move made in a fantasy football league with other Major League Baseball players by Pederson in the offseason. The long-winded saga seemed to get more comedic as days passed. Two weeks later, the conversation hasn’t ended.
Mike Trout, commissioner of the fantasy league, was asked about the incident on ESPN’s Sunday night broadcast. While the Houston Astros had no reported ties to the league at first, Trout revealed the winner — Alex Bregman.
Trout joked that ESPN’s team couldn’t ask him any more questions since the league ended, as Eduardo Perez mentioned the crew can ask Bregman themselves next Sunday. The Astros’ Father’s Day contest with the Chicago White Sox will air on ESPN.
Astros’ beat reporters did not tweet or share information on Bregman being involved in the league over the last two weeks. Trout’s comments came as a surprise to many, while Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 joked about Bregman’s recent winnings.
“Bregman wins a high-stakes fantasy league, and his horse won his first race at Churchill Downs,” Spolane said via Twitter. “Not a bad six-month stretch.”
As the Astros open a three-game set Monday on the road with the Texas Rangers, maybe Bregman will get a few questions from reporters regarding his steps to victory and if Pederson’s transaction actually broke a league rule.