Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers, Jr. has some choice words for Sports Infotainment Leviathan ESPN via his twitter feed today. It’s the kind of tweet storm that occasionally gets deleted after posting, but don’t worry...I’ll post a screen shot in the comments in case that happens.
A warning: there is some language in Lance’s tweets. It’s probably not great for church or work or with kid’s present who might be able to read it. But you’re here, so none of things are a concern for you right this second anyway...right?
Read on if you like. We’ll save the rest of the commentary for the comments section.
@espn displaying mound visits today of GAME 7 in the WORLD SERIES like that’s a standard game. That game decides everything and WE, as pitcher/catcher, have to combat sign stealing (cheating). Y’all never talk baseball, show baseball or care. Save your BS for shitty first take.— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) February 20, 2018
Everyone wants to blame pace of play on mound visits or time in between pitches... well MAYBE address the real issue at hand instead of trying to cover it up and forceably insert rules that may affect the integrity of the game and alter the fairness of the game.— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) February 20, 2018
You think I want to break rhythm and tempo during a game to talk about signs behind my glove? No,It’s a necessary reaction to an issue we, as pitchers and catcher, are facing. I guess enforcing the integrity by hitting batters is better than an extra 4 minutes to discuss signs.— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) February 20, 2018