Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers famously delivered a right hook to Jose Bautista's jaw last May, and it now appears some Atlanta Braves fans would like to see Jace Peterson give the Toronto Blue Jays star a punch, too.
On Thursday, one day after Bautista drew the ire of Peterson and the Braves by flipping his bat following an eighth-inning homer in a heated affair at SunTrust Park, one Atlanta fan showed up to the ballpark brandishing a poster of last year's unforgettable punch - except with Peterson's face Photoshopped onto Odor's body. Peterson signed it.
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Eric O'Flaherty, the Braves reliever who served up Bautista's incendiary solo shot in the eighth Wednesday, alluded to the Odor punch after his club's 8-4 victory.
"I'm surprised (Bautista's) ready to fight again after last year," O'Flaherty quipped.
Should fisticuffs break out Thursday, however, Peterson may not be the most qualified person to take a swing at Bautista, given his .208/.315/.286 batting line through 30 games this year.