It’s clear that when the Los Angeles Dodgers brought Trevor Bauer to town, they didn’t really have any concerns about his social media activity or his character.
Since he signed that record-breaking contract, the right-hander has been well aware of the budding rivalry with the San Diego Padres.
Needless to say, he has quickly inserted himself into it, using that brashness to help the Dodgers up their swag.
How’d that work out, buddy?
After acknowledging Machado’s success against him and brushing it off, Bauer called out the slugger on Saturday ahead of the two teams’ spring training game (Bauer will be on the mound for the second time after making his debut earlier this week).
Fanning the rivalry flames during meaningless preseason games? Fully endorsed! What else did fans expect from Bauer, who has been calling out his rivals and haters for years now.
But it didn’t stop there! When Bauer saw the Padres release their lineup and Machado wasn’t among the starters, he had another comment.
“How sad.” On the other hand, Bauer won’t be facing much of anybody in that Padres lineup, so he should be in line for another dominant start, and you get bet he’ll have something to say once his day is over.
What’s even more upsetting is that Machado doesn’t have a Twitter account, so we won’t be treated to a heated back and forth. Perhaps it’d be in his best interest to get one this year with tensions nearing an all-time high between these two NL West clubs?
Hey, if commissioner Rob Manfred wants to grow the game, he should give Machado a call and make it mandatory he jumps on Twitter. What better way to attract younger fans than getting into useless online spats throughout the season? Look at how it’s done wonders for the NBA.
Come on, Manny. What do you say? Let’s turn this whole thing up a notch.