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Padres' Clevinger peeved by Bally Sports Arizona's Brenly over Citadel comments

Padres P Mike Clevinger was upset by color commentator Bob Brenly's focus on the player's time at the CitadelGetty Images

Padres P Mike Clevinger was “peeved by comments he heard” Bally Sports Arizona color commentator Bob Brenly made during Wednesday's D-backs-Padres broadcast, according to Kevin Acee of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Clevinger said after the game, “He spent half my outing talking about me getting punishments at the Citadel.” Clevinger: “I’m just sick of hearing him get this pass because he’s in the booth.” Clevinger played baseball at The Citadel his freshman year before transferring to a junior college, “ostensibly so he could enter baseball’s amateur draft a year early.” He “first mentioned an issue with Brenly” at the end of his postgame interview on Bally Sports San Diego. Wednesday’s sixth inning was actually the "second time" Brenly and play-by-play broadcaster Steve Berthiaume talked about Clevinger’s time at The Citadel. They “did so in the second inning of the teams’ game” in San Diego last week. Berthiaume went on to “tell a story which in which he cited Clevinger as saying he ‘racked up 1,000 hours of dorm confinement’ for dress code violations.” Berthiaume “repeated a condensed version of the story” Wednesday. After Wednesday's game, Clevinger “spoke of being vexed by what he and others in the Padres clubhouse feel is an ongoing theme with Brenly,” who in '19 called 3B Manny Machado “bush league” and the next week criticized SS Fernando Tatis Jr. for “wearing gold chains” (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 6/30).

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