Dodgers: Brett Anderson buries Trevor Bauer in perfect tweet
By Jerry Trotta
The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ ongoing attempt to defend their World Series title has been overshadowed by the disturbing narrative surrounding Trevor Bauer, who’s currently on paid administrative leave while he’s investigated for sexual assault allegations.
The Dodgers would love to cut bait with Bauer, but that simply isn’t possible right now.
At this point, however, it’s fair to assume Bauer’s season is over and it’s not crazy to think his MLB career is in jeopardy.
If he wasn’t already, Bauer’s allegations and his insistency to defend his name on Twitter and show zero have (rightly) seen him become universally loathed across the league. What makes us say that?
Well, his teammates want him gone. On top of that, Milwaukee Brewers hurler Brett Anderson unleashed a perfect tweet comparing his career to that of Bauer’s on Sunday night.
Anderson said that even if he doesn’t record one more out in his career, he can still feel better about how his baseball journey ended up when compared to that of Bauer.
Brett Anderson buried Trevor Bauer with a perfect tweet.
We see no lies.
While nobody would deny that Bauer is an elite pitcher, it almost makes you sick thinking he was given MLB’s most prestigious pitching award (the Cy Young) last year. However, if he was ever going to win it, it might as well have been during a 60-game season, right?
In any event, Anderson’s tweet perfectly sums up how most players likely feel about Bauer. After all, the acts Bauer is accused of are as heinous as they come.
Unfortunately, this narrative took another dark turn over the weekend when The Washington Post broke the news that an Ohio woman came forward with similar allegations against the Dodgers right-hander, claiming he punched and choked her during sex without consent.
Putting those allegations aside for a moment — not that we’re dismissing them — we’re also talking about a player who regularly bullied and harassed women on social media (again, without remorse) before his true dark side came to light.
In other words, even the worst pitcher in MLB — even pitchers who’ve bounced between the minor leagues and big leagues and have been traded more times than years they’ve been in the league– should feel better about their careers than Bauer’s.
It isn’t even up for debate.
As many tweeters in Anderson’s replies pointed out, the 33-year-old vet didn’t even pitch for Milwaukee on Sunday and still picked up a win.