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Joc Pederson Stayed Inside During Batting Practice Last Season to Avoid Getting Slapped by Tommy Pham, Former Teammates Say

Just what we needed: Another wrinkle in the Joc Pederson-Tommy Pham fantasy football drama from a month ago. No, I am not kidding whatsoever. Pederson’s former Atlanta Braves teammates – pitchers Tyler Matzek and Josh Tomlin – joined The Chris Rose Rotation this week. They shared their perspective of the long-running feud, which stemmed from a questionable fantasy football move and was ignited with memes sent over a group text.
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Former Braves teammates claim Joc Pederson refused to leave clubhouse to avoid Tommy Pham last season

Tyler Matzek and Josh Tomlin revealed that Joc Pederson refused to leave the clubhouse to avoid Tommy Pham during the Atlanta Braves’ visit to San Diego last season. Back in May, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped Joc Pederson of the San Francisco Giants in what was revealed to be over a fantasy football dispute in the past. The story only grew from there, and it continues to do so with this latest update.
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Reds' Tommy Pham: Slugs three-run homer in loss

Pham went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and three total runs scored in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday. Pham had already collected a pair of hits and scored twice before launching a three-run homer to left field in the ninth inning. It was a mere murmur of protest in a game that Chicago won in a rout, but the long ball was certainly a happy occurrence for fantasy managers who roster Pham. The veteran outfielder closed June with a .283/.362/.511 slash line along with six homers, 16 RBI, 20 runs and three stolen bases across 26 games during the month.
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Joc Pederson’s Braves teammates said he didn’t take BP vs. Padres last season because he knew Tommy Pham wanted to ‘beat him up’

It really is the story that will not die. Amazingly, there wasn’t another chapter in the Joc Pederson-Tommy Pham saga last weekend, when Pham’s Reds faced the Giants at Oracle Park in a three-game series that was without incident between the two parties. Another wrinkle was revealed on Monday, however, when two of Pederson’s teammates with the Braves last season disclosed some interesting info about the beef.
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Joc Pederson avoided going onto field to avert Tommy Pham in 2021

At first, it seemed hard to believe that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham had been planning to slap Joc Pederson for over a year over a fantasy football grudge. The more we learn, the more we realize how serious Pham has been about it for quite some time. The latest...
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Reds' Tommy Pham: Scratched with back stiffness

Pham was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs due to lower-back stiffness, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Pham was slated to start in left field for Cincinnati, per usual, but he'll end up on the bench due to the back issue. The severity of the injury remains unclear, and the 34-year-old should be considered day-to-day. Max Schrock entered the lineup in Pham's place.
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Reds players wear Tommy Pham-themed T-shirts before game vs. Giants

Tommy Pham’s Cincinnati Reds teammates apparently aren’t letting the fantasy football feud between Pham and San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson go. Earlier in June, some Giants players wore T-shirts with the message “Stashing players on the IR isn’t cheating” in support of Pederson. Pham had slapped Pederson in May over accusations that Pederson cheated in their fantasy football league (video here).
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Reds get upper hand in first post-slap matchup for Tommy Pham

Less than a month after serving a three-game suspension for slapping Giants outfielder Joc Pederson across the face, Tommy Pham strolled into Oracle Park for his first action against the Giants of 2022. The Giants and Reds had 28 days to simmer down after the tiff that stemmed from a...
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Mike Krukow discusses if the Giants should retaliate against Tommy Pham

The Tommy Pham-Joc Pederson incident will go down as one of the stranger things we’ve ever seen on a baseball field. To recap: Nearly a month ago, Pham slapped Pederson in the face before a Giants-Reds game in Cincinnati over a fantasy football dispute from last year. Pham was apparently still angry about how Pederson had used his IR designation and a GIF that Pederson had sent to the league group chat.
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Revisiting the Slap Heard 'Round Baseball as Tommy Pham, Reds head to San Francisco

It was nearly a month ago when Tommy Pham delivered the slap heard ‘round baseball during batting practice and was suspended for all three of the Cincinnati Reds’ games against the San Francisco Giants. Now Pham and the altercation with Joc Pederson that stemmed from a fantasy football league will return to center stage as the Reds travel to San Francisco for a three-game series this weekend. Both Pham and Pederson say the incident is behind them,...
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Sam LeCure says opponents hated Tommy Pham; Chris Welsh says Reds' OF feeds off booing

Bally Sports Ohio analyst and former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sam LeCure talked about outfielder Tommy Pham's visit to San Francisco's Oracle Park for the first time since a pregame incident last month at Great American Ball Park in which he slapped Giants outfielder Joc Pederson in the face over a fantasy-football dispute. LeCure described Pham as the type of player no one likes, unless he's on your team. ...
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