The games are to long. The balls are juiced. Players are taking steroids. Those are just some of the reasons why fans today, both young and old, do not enjoy watching baseball. Well folks, times might be a changing.
It all started when Chicago White Sox short stop took the twitter world by storm with an ipec bat flip that made the old timers upset, and got us young bucks excited that somebody was playing with emotion. For me, there was no better feeling than striking a kid out and telling him to sit the fuck down.
Now Trevor Bauer has always been a strange cat. From his warm up routine, to his infatuation with drones, the guy knows how to piss some people off. However, the former UCLA stud knows what he is doing when it comes to social media. The White Sox and Indians kicked off a series on Monday and Bauer sent a tweet to Anderson. Below is the interaction.
This. This is what baseball needs! But wait, there is more! Last night, the Mets were in San Diego for a match up, and Padres rookie right hander Chris Paddack was on the bump. Before the game, Paddack made comments directed towards Mets rookie first baseman Peter Alonso who won the NL Rookie of the Month for April.
From the New York Daily News:
“He’s a great player, no doubt,” Paddack said of Alonso. “Does he deserve (the Rookie of the Month honor)? Absolutely. But I’m coming for him. We’ll see Monday who the top dog is. That’s something I’m looking forward to, for sure.
“And I’m not saying that in a cocky way. I’m saying that because I know what I want, just like I’m sure he knows what he wants. It’ll be a fun little matchup.”
Fuck yes! Paddack went 7 2/3 innings, allowing just four hits and striking out 11, two of those being Alonso. I knew nothing about this young right hander before the start of the season, but his stuff is electric and every start seems to now be must watch.