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Last Night’s Exchange Between Fernando Tatis Jr. and Trevor Bauer Was Perfect For Baseball

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Just a month ago, Dodgers ace Trevor Bauer threw to hitters during a spring training outing with one eye open “for practice.” Fast forward to last night, and Padres’ star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. pulled off an epic troll job while taking the reigning NL Cy Young winner deep — TWICE.

Here’s Bauer with the move:

But as I said, Tatis went deep twice, and the second troll job was better. Watch:

Bauer is known for celebrating a well-pitched inning with a signature “Conor McGregor” walk, and now it comes full circle. The most important take away, though, was post-game when Bauer was asked how he felt about Tatis’ gestures:

This is what Major League Baseball needs (outside of pandering to liberal media)! Ratings are currently surging, and players showing their personalities like we saw from Tatis is a major reason why. And what’s hysterical is that Trevor Bauer is mostly known by our media as “annoying and unpredictable.”

Refreshing to see some vilified by members of our media and have those same enemies be a catalyst in the game’s revival. Yes, I said “revival” because Major League Baseball used to be fun to watch. It’s been a struggle to watch strikeouts, walks, and homers all game long, so interesting personalities unafraid to shine is a giant leap in the right direction. I highly doubt we see any retaliation out of the Dodgers dugout for tonight’s game. Our game is healing.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Shoot if it wasn’t for Bauer calling out the media…I would have never heard of him. His YT channel is pretty much the only baseball I watch now until MLB pull their heads out. He’s been pretty consistent with player celebrations should be allowed and throwing at batters for doing them is weak.

  2. If you watch that whole video from Trevor he has no problems with the celebrations. But he said Tatis did break an unwritten rule that relates to cheating, he looked at Will Smith the catcher’s sign and where he set up. So he leaned over the plate and homered on a ball a foot outside. But he brings it up at the end. Most of it was judging the celebrations.

  3. I couldn’t possibly care less about MLB, but let’s get one thing clear. That is not the Connor McGregor walk. He stole it from Vince McMahon, and it’s called the Vinny Mac power walk.

  4. It was funnier when Bauer got all butthurt accusing Tatis of looking at signs. Come on man. Tatis promptly responded with Bauer’s head on a baby pic lol. If Tatis has been stealing signs, he’s been stealing the whole Dodger staff’s signs the last 2 years, because he’s hit 10 of his 46 career homers off LA pitching.

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