Dodgers Game 1 starter Walker Buehler had no patience for the dumbest question of all time about his tight pants.
Were you curious about Walker Buehler’s extremely tight pants on Monday night, amid all the other on-field drama? Then, congrats! You might just have what it takes to get into the Dodgers media corps.
Buehler scuffled through another laborious opener, walking a career-high five men before turning things over to a bullpen that could only maintain the status quo for so long.
As a result, the Dodgers suffered a tough 5-1 loss, with all four tie-breaking runs coming dramatically in the ninth. It was a depressing scene in a depressing ballpark (Arlington’s own dimly-lit Globe Life Field), and after the game ended, nobody wanted to talk about the particulars of the affair. Just hand the ball to Kershaw and move on.
Well, except for one intrepid reporter who decided to ask a despondent Buehler about the topic we all needed clarity on: His pants, which were “trending on Twitter.” Buehler did … not take it well!
A good ol’ fashioned Storm Out! We don’t love what led to it, but we do love to see that type of energy from our bulldog.
Legitimately, you’ve got to wonder what the reporter thought he’d be getting out of this. “No way, get out of town, my PANTS were trending? On Twitter?! The very pants I had on tonight?! OK, that is a hoot. I’m gonna go tell Blake and Kiké, that’s gonna blow their minds. Thanks a lot, mister. YOU, sir, have saved the series.”
Of course, there’s also a very important flip side to this conversation.
Yup. The 24-hour news cycle would have a field day with that one. Instead, very little criticism has been levied on the asker. Extreme and clear double standard.
For now, let’s try to save the “all in good fun” questions for victories, eh? Perhaps when the entire series is over?