We had an all-time get off my lawn take last night pic.twitter.com/zQuFsNf4fi
— Dan (@AtIantaDan) July 29, 2018
That was Braves announcer Joe Simpson providing us with our latest old guy hot baseball take last night. The Dodgers were “unprofessional”, according to Joe, because they had the gall to wear shorts, t-shirts, and low socks during batting practice in the middle of July in Atlanta. Instead of just admitting that he’s an old guy who can’t stand the evolution of baseball, he fell back on the “what about the fans?” argument because apparently Dodger fans wouldn’t know who their players are unless they’re labeled with a numbers on the back and a “Hello, my name is…” tag on the front.
Just your latest get off my lawn take from the world of baseball. You’d think the MLB would do something about these curmudgeons who seemingly HATE the game they cover. We all know they have a youth problem. Every kid wants to play basketball or football or even soccer now, and yet they keep sticking these old farts in the booth who continuously shit all over today’s game.
One of the shirts Joe was pearl clutching about last night? Chase Utley’s ‘K Cancer’ t-shirt that, you know, supports families battling childhood cancer.
Chase Utley repping his @MotteFoundation @kikehndez #KCancer shirt and showing his support for those in the fight against cancer. Looks pretty good if you ask me!!! Get yours at https://t.co/KQvhf1wDtf and join the fight. #KCancer pic.twitter.com/JstkXC0Yer
— Jason Motte (@JMotte30) July 29, 2018
Dave Roberts was asked about the comments after the game and you could say that he was not pleased.
Dave Roberts was legit pissed when informed about BattingPracticeTshirtGate.
“I take it personally when someone questions our professionalism,” Roberts said.
— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) July 29, 2018
Dodger players had fun with it, though
Tomorrow’s BP attire pic.twitter.com/cL5Yw8Hh3e
— Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) July 29, 2018