Fan proposing in Trevor Bauer Dodgers jersey has to be a prank
By Adam Weinrib
Even Trevor Bauer wouldn’t be caught dead in a Trevor Bauer Dodgers jersey these days — for legal reasons, but still.
The former pitcher (or so we’ve been told) will likely never pick up a baseball again at the big-league level, and certainly won’t do so in Dodger Blue, as he waits for his legal proceedings to resolve. It’s far more likely he launches his own hybrid Bitcoin mine/baseball league/”Real World” spinoff streaming only on Twitch 2 (the backup Twitch for terrible content) than it is he returns to MLB.
And that’s completely fine.
But Bauer’s disappearance from the game of baseball hasn’t stopped his legions of fans from crawling out of the woodwork in his Twitter mentions. Every day, Bauer wakes up and reads at least 50 messages from devoted supporters, and he shares all of them, and they all leave us asking … supporters of what, exactly?
What do they love about him? Certainly not his pitching in August and September. Do they love the fact that he’s continuing to train despite endless allegations against him? They shouldn’t love that! Or is it something about how they choose to root for anyone the “mainstream media” agrees has done something very wrong, so that on the oft chance that person is vindicated, they get to take a victory lap, which gives them more joy than actually accomplishing something in their own lives?
Yeah. Think that’s it, actually. Anyway, here’s Bauer re-posting an Instagram story of someone proposing to their future wife while wearing his jersey! How can this be real?
Did a Dodgers fan really propose to his fiancee in a Trevor Bauer jersey?
This marriage proposal, which Bauer endorsed, simply has to be a twist on the current trope of the righty shouting out his bizarre legion of way-too-devoted fans, right?
Because, if this is a real human being’s actual energy on the biggest day of my life — “Honey, I’m gonna get a Bauer repost, I just know it! Oh, yeah, also I love you!” — then send me to Guam.
If you haven’t been paying attention to Bauer’s social media feed during his exile — and bless you, if you haven’t — it’s a constant stream of adoration, which only seems to have picked up lately, as the man who “can’t be silenced” has awoken a generation of weirdos.
Truly, just … who are these people?
What about Bauer does your son idolize? Your small child is enthralled by his inspiring battle against cancel culture, otherwise known as facing retribution for your actions?
Imagine being a parent coming together with your spouse to purchase a Trevor Bauer jersey at the tail end of 2021. Some people aren’t worth understanding.
Look, do whatever you want to do. Believe Bauer if you must. If that’s who you decide to be. But don’t idolize him. It’s so easy not to do that.