On Saturday, Justin Upton attempted to steal third base. He got caught. After Justin retreated to the dugout, he showed his displeasure with the play result by chucking his helmet. We see temper tantrums in MLB dugouts regularly, but, what made this one different: Upton’s action struck teammate Yonder Alonso in the back of the head with enough force to knock him over.

You can imagine that Yonder was not very pleased with Justin…

Alonso was immediately pulled from the game to diagnosis the magnitude of the injury. After the contest: Upton took full responsibility for his actions, telling Corey Brock of MLB.com:

“We’re out there competing and that’s a big point in the game and I made a big mistake,” Upton said. “I was pretty upset about it. It’s childish. I’ve got to do better than that and not make that mistake again,”

When asked if Alonso spoke with Justin after the incident, Yonder said:

“We discussed that. I don’t think you guys [need to] know what was said. We talked about it, and it’s all good.”

On Sunday, it appeared as though Yonder and Justin were able to put the incident behind them — as Alonso was seen making light of the situation/walking around the dugout in full catcher’s gear, and the two dapped it up during the game…

The Padres can now proceed with underachieving, free of distraction…