Dodgers star Trevor Bauer savagely trolls Rob Manfred and MLB
Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball once again find themselves in the forefront of the news cycle for a topic that isn’t going to help grow the game of baseball and its popularity. As a result, Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Trevor Bauer decided to go troll mode and chime in with his own thoughts.
The debate of pitchers using “sticky substances” to help with the grip of the baseball has all of a sudden jumped the line for Manfred and MLB as the number one priority to deal with. Almost every player, including pitchers have said this isn’t new, that everyone’s favorite pitcher dating back decades has likely used some sort of substance to help with the grip.
What has brought this to the top of the food chain for discussion is the term “spin rate.” Some believe using spider tack or sunscreen is enhancing pitchers performances. As a result, Manfred has now implemented a rule that any pitcher caught using any sort of sticky substance will be suspended 10 days, with pay. Here’s what Bauer, one of the Dodgers’ aces thinks about that.
— Trevor Bauer (トレバー・バウアー) (@BauerOutage) June 16, 2021
Trevor Bauer is the Stone Cold Steve Austin to Rob Manfred’s Vince McMahon. pic.twitter.com/Iy8L5cg6me
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) June 16, 2021
The Dodgers flamethrower is not shy on speaking up on issues he’s passionate about and while it rubs some the wrong way, the majority will likely side with Bauer when it comes to this topic.
Carlos Rodón goes in on MLB commissioner Rob Manfred:
"You're giving out 10-game suspensions for cheating, but you give the Astros no suspensions at all." pic.twitter.com/ZFAwU7H5cp
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) June 16, 2021
Tyler Glasnow sounds off on MLB's foreign substance crackdown and how it may have led to injury 😳 pic.twitter.com/47rcTnpk0l
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) June 15, 2021
Whether or not this works out the way Manfred and MLB hope is yet to be seen. But one thing that is for sure, pitchers across the league aren’t too thrilled with the decision.