|ESPN.com: Texas Rangers||[Print without images]|
|Rangers second basemen Ian Kinsler calls in to comment on his new teammate, Adrian Beltre, and to praise the selflessness of Michael Young.
Martinez and Beltre are friends, but in the home run celebration, Martinez touched the top of Beltre's head -- and the third baseman said that's something his fellow players know he absolutely hates. Beltre reacted immediately, lashing out at Martinez.
The two were smiling throughout, but Beltre definitely put some force behind his good-natured swing at Martinez.
"He knows I don't like that. I don't like anybody to touch my head, and he knows it. He does it on purpose. So I'm not responsible for everything that happens after that happens," Beltre said.
Why, then, does Martinez go after his head? Is it for good luck, hoping that some of Beltre's hitting magic will rub off?
"I don't know!" Beltre said. "He's been hitting the ball pretty good, so if that's the case, I'll let it go."