Trevor Bauer

Unfortunately some pro athletes are so self involved they believe their opinion is more relevant than any other person sitting on a corner stool in a bar. Often without having researched the facts they pound their chest on social media.,

RJM posted:

Unfortunately some pro athletes are so self involved they believe their opinion is more relevant than any other person sitting on a corner stool in a bar. Often without having researched the facts they pound their chest on social media.,

Not just athletes...I'd rate this at just about anybody who has ever sent a picture out on Social Media.  Or posted on High School baseball websites!  

It certainly isn't easy as a famous person to use social media. You get provoked a lot (him especially by Astros fans since he stated he believes Astros  pitchers boost their spin rate with pine tar) and if you fire back you are the one who is blamed.

Best thing would be to ignore or block those people but I understand if someone occasionally ticks off especially if you use social media yourself instead of having a social media manager.

Many geniuses are fools. I see both in Bauer.  I like him.  And I'm an Astro fan.  I wish he would come to Houston.

Went to an Astro/Indian game about four/five years ago.  Last series of the season. Was on the field in the media area before the game with my son. Their 3B coach played with my brother in-law in college.  Some guy in the outfield was throwing the ball foul pole to foul pole.  My son asked "Wow, what's that guy doing?"  The coach rolled his eyes and said "That's Trevor." 

Son also got Michael Brantley's autograph on an Indians hat.  Need it on an Astro hat now.

Bauer really had a fantastic season last year.  2.21 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, led the AL in FIP & HR/9, struck out 11.9 K's per 9, is entering his age 28 year old season, there's a ton to like about him.  I'd certainly love to have him on my favorite team (Brewers).

I don't care one way or the other about his Twitter persona.  It just isn't something I pay attention to.

I am a lifelong Indians fan and resident of Ctown.  I listen to a lot of sports talk radio lol.  Generally, it seems that the fan base believes in his ability and feels he is a top pitcher - last year was a legit candidate for the Cy Young until he was injured.  They support his scientific approach to pitching and knowledge of mechanics, but have tired of his personality ...  He can be a gamer and tough, which the fans like, but then can be surly and eccentric.  I'm sure its not always fair but that is how he comes off.  There is no outcry to trade him or anything, but the drone incident in the playoffs in 2017, frequent Twitter outbursts, and the way he deals with the media is getting tiresome.  Overall, I like him and am willing to take the bad with the good so to speak if he continues to win!

Similarly, I grew up in NE Ohio and remain a Cleveland fan despite living most of my life on the West Coast.   I have much the same observations as Qhead.  You can't dispute his abilities, intelligence and full efforts to use his intelligence and skill set to maximize his effectiveness.  This aspect has been interesting to follow.  And, he's been a gamer and a winner.  So, in those respects, I'm a fan.

Those of us who heavily favor a team first approach have difficulties with some of his thought processes and actions.  But the high intellect guys tend to have some similar traits (Richard Sherman/ Sheldon Cooper / Bill Walton).  Just different.  He seems to have made progress with awareness of how his words and actions reflect his team (or lack of) approach but, while improved, there is still always some distance between him and teammates.  If only I were smart enough to understand and relate to the struggle .

Kyle Boddy posted:

I don't seem to have a problem with him, and I see him basically every day in the off-season. People with nothing else going on in their lives who need drama to entertain themselves seem to have the most problems with Trevor.

That is because you are a jerk too, kyle.

Just kidding, I don't think trevor is a bad person at all but he is getting into some controversies. I think it is entertaining though, quite different from the white washed politically correct media trained guys.

I think the little banter with bregman was fun and even the pine tar controversy wasn't bad because finally an insider said something about an open secret.

With the girl he maybe went a little overboard i think though. A rebuttal if you attacked is fine but not like 50 tweets. Fire one shot back and then block her...

 

Kyle Boddy posted:

I don't seem to have a problem with him, and I see him basically every day in the off-season. People with nothing else going on in their lives who need drama to entertain themselves seem to have the most problems with Trevor.

It’s not uncommon for a visible person’s public persona to be different from what the person is like in a private setting. Or the person has positive qualities that allow you to look past the cringe worthy moments.

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