Blake Treinen issues response to Dodgers Pride Night littered with syntax errors

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Blake Treinen has pitched in five games for the Los Angeles Dodgers since the start of the 2022 season. His decision to forgo shoulder surgery cost him another year on the shelf. His false claims of feeling better and better only devolved into more dire injury concerns. The right-hander will earn $16 million between 2022 and 2023 despite only throwing 69 total pitches.

But that didn't stop him from issuing an official statement that he asked his friend (??) to post on social media in response to the Dodgers honoring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on Pride Night in a couple of weeks. To the dismay of humanity, the "statement" was littered with embarrassing syntax errors.

Treinen is a devout Christian and disagrees with the team's decision to reinvite the Sisters to Dodger Stadium on June 16. Unfortunately for him, his statement was a bit contradictory.

But first, how about his usage of apostrophes? Dodger's and Sister's? Come on. And multiple times! He also mentioned that "This single event alienates the fans and supporters of the Dodgers, Major League Baseball, and professional sports." What?

Then it really went off the rails when he mentioned how we need to keep propaganda and politics out of sports.

Blake Treinen calls out Dodgers for Pride Night drama

So what about the Dodgers hosting Christian Faith and Family Night? What happened to the separation of Church and Sports?

"This group openly mocks Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of my faith, and I want to make it clear that I do not agree with nor support the decision of the Dodger's to 'honor' the Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence," Treinen concluded.

The comparison to Bud Light and Target was certainly a ride, too. Keep politics and propaganda out of ... multi-million dollar corporations? People want to enjoy drinking Bud Light and shopping at Target without the reminder that those brands support the LGBTQ communities? Struggling to reckon with the Sisters' act is one thing ... but not realizing those same people are marginalized in the religious community you're a member of is as tone deaf as it gets. The struggle to match the religious imagery to the kind work being done is certainly the point of it all; as this brilliant Outsports commentary asserts, that clash forces some faith-first people to reassess the roots of their beliefs and recall that WWJD should involve outreach to all.

This didn't go well for Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams, either, who was a visitor this week at Dodger Stadium and issued a statement of his own, only to face criticism for his commentary. "Creating an environment in which one group feels celebrated and honored at the expense of another is counterproductive and wrong." Problem is, any Pride celebration is "at the expense" of the most extreme religious groups because some (openly!) don't believe in gay marriage. It's the inherent struggle presented at every turn with these situations.

As for Treinen, this isn't the first time he's come under fire for being outspoken in a controversial manner, so Dodgers fans can't exactly say they're surprised.