There is a strong rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants.
It has been that way for decades, since both franchise were in New York.
Now they are both on the West Coast, but the rivalry remains just as fierce.
Dodgers infielder Max Muncy added more fuel to the fire on Tuesday with some spicy remarks about San Francisco and its stadium, Oracle Park.
Max Muncy rakes at Oracle Park but that doesn't mean he enjoys playing there 👀😆 pic.twitter.com/yi2Y1zAlDt
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 11, 2023
He said he doesn’t like it because it’s “cold and windy all the time.”
It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but fans will often look for every small controversy to feed from it and add some excitement and anticipation to the matchup.
The man, however, does have a point: he gets amazing results hitting at Oracle Park.
In 149 plate appearances in the Giants’ home park, he has a .295/.423/.590 slash and a stellar 1.013 OPS.
He also has seven doubles, one triple, and nine home runs.
You can say that he is a huge threat in San Francisco even though he doesn’t really like playing there.
Muncy is having a typical Muncy season, with power (three home runs), a low batting average (.194), but high OBP and slugging numbers that take his OPS to .800.
His OBP is .356 and his slugging is at .444.
All things considered, he has a 110 OPS+, or slightly above-average.
Having him healthy and firing on all cylinders is crucial for the Dodgers, as they now have to fend off the San Diego Padres, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Giants themselves in the NL West.NEXT: Former MLB Star Breaks Down Mookie Betts' Elite Abilities