Leave it to ex-Los Angeles Dodgers employee Trevor Bauer to pop up unexpectedly on the verge of the MLB postseason, exactly when we’d most hoped to move on from him — until the next calendar year, at the very least.
With the Dodgers on the verge of the Wild Card Game — and a starter short, unfortunately, after Clayton Kershaw’s departure — Bauer resurfaced on Twitter just before Yankees-Red Sox on the AL side to remind fans he still exists.
A welcome return to the medium? Well, not really, unless you’re extremely invested in getting postseason video content from a former player currently under criminal investigation.
In a 30-second message, Bauer didn’t address the ongoing case, but did briefly comment on the resolved first investigation, in which his accuser was denied a restraining order on the basis that Bauer would theoretically not be a danger to her moving forward.
He simply announced his presence, long after we’d all decided we had no interest in his content.
Ex-Dodgers Trevor Bauer is back posting baseball updates.
Unfortunately, based on what we know of Bauer, no amount of backlash will dissuade him from putting out vlogs for the next month, at the very least. He’s a man who waited a long time to post this short clip, desperately searching for the online validation he’d recently experienced from his extremely specific fanbase.
There was no stopping him. There is no stopping his agent, Rachel Luba. They have decided that now is the time for his voice to be heard, after the lull has died down.
Many people disagree. He’s not reading those comments — and if he is, he’s certainly not reacting to them.
Whenever this offseason begins, the Dodgers will surely watch a criminal investigation ensue in earnest, and will be looking at various options surrounding a voided contract.
Was this risk avoidable for the front office? Sure. But they’re in it now.
While building his Wild Card roster, this was surely the last reminder Andrew Friedman needed.