Second baseman Jack Wilson wasn't yanked from the Seattle Mariners last game - he pulled himself out despite manager Eric Wedge and coach Robby Thompson both asking him not to do so.
The result: Wilson isn't in the lineup today and may not be any time soon.
Asked what he thought of Wilson's actions, Wedge brought it home with one word: "Unspeakable."
Wilson, the veteran shortstop who was asked by Wedge to shift to second this spring, did so without complaint, although he said he still viewed himself as a shortstop. On Wednesday in Texas, he committed two errors in an inning, essentially costing Felix Hernandez the chance to win a game.
Initially, Wedge said he pulled Wilson because the player was 'hazy.' Wilson later refuted that, and said Wedge had been right to lift him. Now, Wedge said, he was trying to cover for Wilson.
"I did not take Jack out of the game," Wedge said. "He pulled himself out. Robbie and I tried to talk him out of that in the tunnel behind the dugout."
Asked what Wilson would have to do get back in the lineup, Wedge shook his head: "I won't talk about this any more."
Is it possible Wilson has played his last game in Seattle after just six games into the 2011 season? Yikes!