Last night in Tampa Bay, there are reports that a pitcher by the name of Jose Fernandez sent a fastball down the middle of the plate. Said pitch was promptly hit by the batter, Evan Longoria, approximately 400 feet for a home run. The pitcher shocked the baseball world by not plunking the next batter, plunking any batters, or choking anyone. I know, right? Instead, he joked with the batter that hit the home run. There is video evidence that there is fun in baseball. What is this world coming to? Somewhere, Bud Norris and Jonathan Papelbon had aneurysms.
Someone needs to talk to Fernandez and Longoria. This is not the right way to play.
*Headline credit to scout. I shamefully ripped him off.