Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer now finds himself in a sticky situation, and the pun is intended. Indeed, during the loss to the Oakland Athletics in the matinee affair played on Wednesday afternoon, MLB officials removed several baseballs from the game that had been used by the newly signed pitcher.
Now, these baseballs are being looked at by MLB due to their stickiness and markings found on the ball themselves.
MLB league officials are inspecting baseballs collected from Trevor Bauer's last start vs. the A's.
The balls had visible markings and were sticky.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) April 9, 2021
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic MLB is the lead man on the story which broke Thursday.
Through two starts with Los Angeles, Bauer has allowed six runs in 13 innings pitched. While Dodgers are 1-1 in those starts, one of them came in the hitters haven known as Coors Field.
Additionally, Bauer responded on twitter to the allegations.
balls from every other pitcher being taken out of play in literally every other game this season are? Also lol to @MLB who already has “sources” talking to gossip bloggers about a supposedly confidential process a week into the season 😂😂😂 thumbs up y’all keep killin it! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
— Trevor Bauer (トレバー・バウアー) (@BauerOutage) April 9, 2021
The newly signed starting pitcher had this to say:
“Lol always fun reading desperate and misleading clickbait headlines from national gossip bloggers. To translate fake journalist speak for y’all, “It’s unclear whether” equals “I can’t be bothered to look into this because it doesn’t fit my narrative.'”
Then, Bauer does not go on to say what the national baseball ‘bloggers’ narrative is. However, Bauer has been somewhat a rogue in the baseball community from having an agent who is outspoken on twitter to being a right-winged politically leaning player. It’s probably safe to guess because Bauer is not liberal, many baseball writers would love nothing more than to mount an attack against him for any reason.
Therefore, any dirt they can dig up on him, including creative a false headline that he may have used doctored baseballs would be right up their alley.
If we have learned anything in the past year, it’s that the media is full of left-wing liars who prioritize their politics over their profession or craft.
Finally, on this one, we’re with Bauer. Take a look at some of the Democrat twits covering the sport today. Without question, it’s one of baseball’s biggest issues.