Trevor Bauer Goes Off On Twitter After MLB Threw All The Blame On Dodgers’ Justin Turner

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Major League Baseball released a statement this morning that essentially threw all the blame on Justin Turner for playing until the eighth inning of last night’s World Series finale while positive with COVID. That statement irked Trevor Bauer and it led to a storm of haymaker tweets.

Here’s the statement for context:

“It is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others,” said Major League Baseball.

A clear inability to share any blame whatsoever for the incident, and that rubbed all-star Trevor Bauer the wrong way. He let the tweets fly this afternoon that ripped into baseball’s inability to take any responsibility.

Bauer is citing their lack of ownership the same way he did when the Houston Astros cheated in 2017. He’s been critical of Houston’s scandal, but he’s also on record noting that providing replay rooms for players to have the ability to cheat in the first place, was just as pathetic. He’s spreading the blame around like cream cheese on a bagel. Like most cases of disappointing action, more than one party is to blame.

Trevor Bauer is on the money.

When he mentions in his final tweet that they’re looking to “appease public pressure,” he’s pointing out the inauthenticity of commissioner Rob Manfred’s statement. If they cared about public health (COVID) the way they moaned and complained about it on the daily, an incident like this isn’t likely to happen.

You mean to tell us the commissioner didn’t have the authority to escort Turner off the field if he was no longer permitted? Laughable and after watching the post-game ceremony, Manfred might have been too drunk to take that type of leaders role anyway.

What does Bauer want?

Transparency and authenticity is how you win over sports fans in the age of technology. No one understands this more than Trevor Bauer who lives for involving technology in sports. So much so that he cut his finger using a drone, limiting him in the 2016 World Series.

Completely obvious that Rob Manfred isn’t being honest when he shares how Justin Turner defied their orders. He may have ignored their word to stay off the field, but they didn’t enforce the agreement either. No where in their dumpster fire of a statement does it say what they did that allowed Turner on the field.

This lack of transparency and overall dishonesty is why players like Trevor Bauer are forced to be as combative as they are. They might not want to be this way, yet it’s the only way leadership that’s allergic to responsibility gets any better.

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, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. Eesh…after reading the responses on twitter to the Rosenthal tweet I can’t wait for this political pandemic to be over so that the control freaks on Twitter who want to crucify Justin Turner can go back to their basements. Covid is basically modern day leprosy to those people.

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