Rockies pitcher calls Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke a 'turd' (and worse) for autograph flap

Rockies pitcher calls Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke a 'turd' (and worse) for autograph flap
Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 17:11:03-04

Well, if the Diamondbacks and Rockies end up meeting in a one-game Wild Card playoff in two weeks, here's a new subplot we can throw in there.

Posting on on Tuesday, Rockies relief pitcher Pat Neshek called D-backs All-Star pitcher Zack Greinke a "turd" and an "ahole" for refusing to sign some baseball cards for him.

"Greinke stiffed me once again," Neshek began, noting the 33-year-old Greinke declined to sign baseball cards Neshek needed to have signed in order to complete his "league leaders" set.

"I then asked him why this was a problem and he said it's because 'I wear him out.' Hard to wear someone out when he has never signed for me," Neshek wrote. "This is the only ahole in major league baseball that has been a turd to me."

When the 37-year-old Neshek (who describes himself as an autograph and baseball card collector in his Twitter bio) asked Greinke to simply sign a quick "Z" on each card, Neshek said the former Cy Young Award winner told him he would "never" sign an autograph for him.

"A couple minutes later I confronted him in the outfield while he was jogging and told him what I thought of him," Neshek wrote. "He just kept on running then said I wouldn't even sign for your kid if he asked... I wanted to laugh knowing he probably thought of that line for a long time and that was the best he could come up with.

"I then let him know what I thought of him again and being the socially awkward guy he is ran back to his dugout and went inside. Soooo I'm done with this guy. I'm basically gonna have to trade with someone on here to 50/50 them down the road."

Neshek went on to defend his comments via Twitter, adding Greinke told him he confused him with relief pitcher and former D-backs teammate Brad Ziegler.

Well, OK then -- we have another subplot to a possible D-backs-Rockies Wild Card matchup, which would take place on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Should be fun!