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Tigers Pitcher Joe Nathan Sends Obscene Gesture Out To Fans (Video)

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan is really wearing out his welcome in the Motor City.

Fans already loathed seeing him on the mound thanks to his not-so-spectacular 5.11 era. After a gesture he sent out to Detroit fans last night, it’s hard to imagine him getting anything but booed next time he pitches.

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Nathan was called on in the ninth inning to preserve the Tigers 8-4 lead over the Pirates and close the game. But, like he’s done all year, Nathan couldn’t help but let a few runners on base. He eventually closed the inning without giving up a run, but not before Tigers fans sent a few boos his way.

Nathan apparently didn’t take too kindly to be being booed on his home field. Before heading into the dugout, he left fans with a ballsy parting message: the chin flick -- basically another way of saying f*ck you.

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Nathan admitted this morning that the gesture was intentional. He offered a quick apology and said he needs to set a better example for his kids.

It's gonna get ugly next time they trot you out, Joe. 

H/T: Washington Post