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MLB Denies Appeal of Reds’ Nick Castellanos For Benches-Clearing Incident

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Not that we should be surprised, but Major League Baseball has denied the appeal of Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos. The two-game suspension was given after the nine-year veteran yelled, “Let’s ****in’ go” after scoring on a wild pitch. Worth noting he was plunked with a 92 MPH fastball just a few moments prior.

What happened to baseball? Just a shell of its former self.

Manfred reportedly said his suspension was upheld because he “violated health and safety protocols.” So now baseball is essentially saying that you can get drilled by fastballs and you have no authority to defend yourself.

Games change, sometimes even for the better, but how is this sport progressing in any way? You can pelt hitters with fastballs that can potentially end their careers in the blink of an eye, yet according to Major League Baseball, it’s more catastrophic to get in the face of a man without a mask. Clearly they think it’s more reckless because Nick Castellanos is the only one who’s been suspended.

And to be honest, what’s wrong with screaming “let’s f’in go” in the face of an opponent? If it’s instigating, then maybe that’ll turn baseball into an event people want to watch? Baseball is laying an egg right now, and Manfred’s the chicken.

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. Baseball has become a shell of what I grew up loving as a kid. Started to lose interest after the strike, but the lack of salary cap and wussification of baseball has really gotten out of hand. Baseball deciding to be woke was the final straw. Get woke go broke, I’m done watching baseball ever till something changes.

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