Since nearly decapi-fingering himself with a drone during the 2016 ALCS, Trevor Bauer has had a reputation in baseball.
While he doesn't have a cool hippie-meets-fisherman look like his friend and former teammate Mike Clevinger;;;
Bauer is known for antics and no fear attitude. He finished 2nd in the AL in ERA in 2018 and literally threw a ball out of Kauffman Stadium; so he's a pretty decent RHP too.
Trevor, a self-proclaimed nerd is one the smartest players in Major League Baseball. Dude rocks a fake wedding ring that analyzes everything from his white blood count to last time since an erection and everything in between! He is all about doing the absolute most to maximize his abilities.
I wrote about the Joe Kelly situation when it happened, but have yet to update the DOL readers! Kelly's appeal brought his eight game suspension down to five. It's still bullshit considering he didn't even hit anybody, but this blog isn't about the cheating Astros...
It's about Cincinnati Reds (my favorite team) pitcher Trevor Bauer's unrelenting support of Joe Kelly AND his internet skills.
Bauer has made no secrets about how he feels about the Astros.
The man knows exactly what he's doing online.
The Reds lost game one a double header earlier today 4-0 against the Royals. Bauer is scheduled to pitch the night cap. Trevor was planning on auctioning off the cleats and donating the funds to the charity of Joe Kelly's choice. Seems like an awesome idea right?
In what should come as a surprise to absolute nobody, MLB shot Bauer's cleats down quicker than a plane near the White House; threatening to eject and fine him the moment he stepped on the field.
It shouldn't come as any surprise that MLB doesn't want a pitcher (a vocal AF one at that) openly bashing the Astros or supporting Joe Kelly. I wish that Bauer just did it without telling anybody to have that awesome moment of whatever the reaction of the umps/managers would be, but I get wanting to be a responsible teammate/wanting to create some buzz beforehand. Whether or not Scott Boras hires a hitman to take out Trevor Bauer remains to be seen, but until I am going to Stan (I hate that term; sorry) Bauer because he is the fucking man. He doesn't give a shit. He's a stud. Dozo loves loyalty and Bauer is loyal to the TRUE integrity of the game. Nobody wants players to use their platform more to grow the game and the personalities inside of it more than #27 on the Reds. He is one of the few things that is right with Major League Baseball.
LIVE UPDATE AS OF 12:09 AM.
I love how fucking candid this guy is. Clap BAAAACK BAAaaACK BAAAccCCkkKK *Boomer voice* Trevor!!!
I love this dude. He is one of the reasons why (and the lame dropping the "ox" joke) I am fostering Reds fandom!
You know the moment he's done playing he has an offer at Barstool waiting for him. Brahh, I wouldn't be shocked if something happens while he's playing; although I do think he's trying to grow his own brand @momentum. Keep calling out baseball's lack of leadership and common sense, bro. Do not let people forget that the Astros cheating their way to a World Series title and in a weird butterfly effect way may have lead to the Red Sox not committing the second worst trade in franchise history, but I digress.
Double P.S. (update was an un-official P.S.)
How can you not love this guy? He's got Budweiser (aka St. Louis suds) showing him love. This man is crossing one-sided-rivalry lines with his intellectual swag!!!