CHICAGO -- Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez called home Monday night and was scolded by his young son. Yandel, who turns 4 next month, had been watching the Brewers-Cubs game on television and was not happy when dad snapped his bat in half over his knee after a seventh-inning strikeout.
"¡Feo!," Yandel said.
"He said, 'Why are you mad?' It's so ugly. It's not good,'" Gomez said Tuesday, after his emotions had cooled. "I felt bad, because a lot of kids follow me, a lot of kids look at me like a role model and I should not have done this. ... I don't want kids to go and do the same stuff."
So Gomez took to Twitter and issued an apology.
"I want to apologize to everyone for my actions today, sometimes you get caught in the heat of the moment," he tweeted. "I always try to be a good example and carry myself and uniform in a professional way, again I am truly sorry for my actions today."