There were strong rumors he was going to get traded anyhow, but the deal was probably sealed the moment Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer threw a ball over the center field wall in an act of frustration.
As we’ve often counseled those who’ve committed sins both venal and mortal, apologies must be authentic, honest, heartfelt and without the use of the word “but.”
In this case, Bauer sent a strong message to his fans by issuing a goodbye video – and then attending the next ball game, sitting in the stands just like any other fan.
Yes, just another baseball story for the ages – and a lesson in class.
You can see the goodbye video here.