Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Alex Bregman Enters The Forbidden 'Aaron Judge Dumb Zone' With Trolling

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We used to actually like Alex Bregman. At 24, he's the kind of intense and talented young player that baseball needs. Then, he went and did some thing really dumb. He posted an Instagram video of himself and his teammates going back-to-back-to-back "yard" against today's ALCS Game Three starter Nathan Eovaldi—when the righty was pitching for the Rays. Bregman is way too smart to not know that this would be a problem—let alone potential bulletin-board material for the Red Sox. Bregman's manager A.J. Hinch sort of 'pooh-poohed' the incident, stating the following, "Welcome to the current generation. Obviously there’s fun banter. We want guys to have their personalities, have their fun. Then go out and back it up." Red Sox manager Alex Cora gave the exact correct response (while not-so-subtly re-trolling Pinstriped Poser Aaron Judge in the process), "We didn’t know about Judge and we don’t know about Alex. If you need motivation in Game 3 of the ALCS, you better check yourself." Exactly. Eovaldi seemed properly focused as well, "I’ve got to go out there and pitch my game tomorrow and I can’t have any distractions." Hey, get between the lines, Bregman, and get off-line.