Pay off your mortgage.
That's what Todd Frazier thinks Adam Eaton should do, as the beef between the former White Sox teammates took new life between Monday night and pregame Tuesday.
Frazier and Eaton were seen jawing at each other during the Mets' 5-3 win over the Nationals on Monday, with the benches nearly clearing. After the game, Eaton called Frazier's behavior "childish" and said "I'm a 30-year-old man with two kids. Got a mortgage and everything and he wants to loud-talk as he's running off the field."
Yet Frazier took the high road Monday night without giving away much detail as to where the bad blood stems from. That changed Tuesday, when Frazier slightly pulled back the curtain for reporters after he realized Eaton took serious shots at him with his words.
The third baseman didn't pull any punches himself.
"That's him. That's Adam," Frazier said. "At the end of the day, you think about what a man really is. You settle stuff on the field. You don't really talk about it. That's what I do. Back in the day, that's how you usually settle it. I didn't really want to talk about it but I heard what he said."
An incident during their time together in Chicago is apparently the fuel for the beef.
"There are 23 of those guys, they know what happened," Frazier said. "For him to talk after that, I don't know how you talk after that. That's all I say after that. Men usually settle stuff on the field. You don't have to talk about it. He started it, coming at me with that 'I'm a man, I got a mortgage to pay and two kids.' Pay off your mortgage. I don't know what to tell you."
Todd Frazier shoots back at Adam Eaton, alluding to something he did while the two were teammates with the Chicago White Sox.- SNY (@SNYtv) May 21, 2019
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He went on to call Eaton "immature" and continued to display his distaste in the 30-year-old.
"He understands where I'm coming from. He knows the past history. He's going to have to take it. I've said my piece. I'm done with it now, unless something stirs up. … It's been going on for a while. It's in the past but at the same time you don't forget about some things.
"Nothing against the Nationals at all. This is between me and him."
When Eaton arrived at Citi Field on Tuesday, he was greeted by a swarm of reporters looking for a response. He didn't seem aware of anything that would have occurred in 2016 to spark the feud.
"He's like an old girlfriend," Eaton said. "I'm not gonna bring it up. Very childish, honestly. Do you guys care about what happened in 2016? This is 2019, guys.
"It's funny. I don't know why he's bringing up. I don't know what he wants to stir up or what he wants to relive. … I didn't ask for any of this. I guess I'm over it. He can yell all he wants."