(Video) Mike Napoli calls Masahiro Tanaka an "idiot" after go-ahead HR

In another Red Sox news update surrounding the intense rivalry that is Red Sox/Yankees, Mike Napoli had a not-so-glowing review of Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka's pitch selection on Napoli's go-ahead ninth inning home run in Saturday's 2-1 Boston victory.

Coming a little too close to the FOX Sports cameras while celebrating his handy work, Napoli was heard exclaiming "What an idiot!" about Tanaka's ill-fated fastball.

Napoli later clarified his statement, expressing confusion over why Tanaka threw him a fastball instead of his almost-unhittable splitter.

Well...add this one as fuel to the fire surrounding these two bitter rivals.


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