As the Orioles emptied out of the dugout and jogged to home plate to meet Nolan Reimold, whose two-run homer in the 10th inning off Jason Frasor had just given the home team a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox, Adam Jones was in the back of the scrum barking at the visitor's dugout at Camden Yards.
It wasn't clear from my vantage point whom Jones was exchanging words with, but the Orioles center fielder later acknowledged that he was going back and forth with White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.
"Just me and Ozzie," Jones said when asked about what started the conversation. "Him and I go back to forth. It's part of the competition."
I wouldn't think it was playful banter, not when the Orioles just ended the five-game winning streak of the White Sox, who are battling to stay in the American League Central race. However, with Guillen and Jones, you never really know.
Asked about the severity of the conversation, Jones said: "We'll see in a couple of days. I'm protecting myself and protecting my team. He's protecting himself and his team. It's part of the game."
Not sure what Jones means with the "we'll see in a couple of days." The White Sox and Orioles end their season series tomorrow night.