Look: Trevor Bauer Breaks Silence Before Wild Card Game
Look: Trevor Bauer Breaks Silence Before Wild Card Game.
They paid him tens of millions of dollars not to pitch. For his successor,
they had to pay millions more in trade.
They didn’t let him get in the way of their defending their World Series title.
Even yet, the Dodgers can’t seem to get rid of Trevor Bauer.
He’s not going to allow them.
In a backward hat and shoulder-length hair, the exiled pitcher reappeared in public on Tuesday afternoon.
Bauer addressed the sexual assault accusations that led to a paid administrative leave that is now in its fourth month in a 36-second video posted to his once-ubiquitous social media channels.
In the following weeks, he vowed to offer “baseball material.”
Just when he was beginning to fade from public view. The Dodgers were set to begin their playoffs when this happened.
That, without a doubt, was the purpose.
The attention seeker, who had been denied of it, was demanding it.
What a narcissist. How self-centered. Trevor Bauer, in his own words.
The hypocrisy was incredible.
Bauer’s representatives issued a statement last month saying he agreed to extend his paid administrative leave until the playoffs “in a measure of good faith and in an attempt to minimize any disruption to the Dodgers organization and his teammates.”
Yet, as the club prepared to take the field for its last practice before Wednesday’s winner-take-all wild-card game against the St. Louis Cardinals, he was causing a distraction.
Suddenly, the Dodgers’ 106-game winning streak was over.
They weren’t the World Series winners at the time.
They were the idiots who signed a known loose cannon,
for which the district attorney’s office in Los Angeles County is currently contemplating criminal charges.
The Dodgers have successfully avoided discussing Bauer since his early-summer banishment,
but when asked about Bauer’s video, enraged uniformed and nonuniformed personnel alike unleashed waves of expletives.
One Dodgers fan asked, “Are you [kidding] me?”
That specific individual had not yet seen the video.