If you're a fan of MLB's new "let the kids play" mantra, Game 6 of the 2019 World Series was for you.
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman started the party with a solo home run in the first inning and carried his bat all the way to first base as part of his celebration.
In the fifth inning, Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto had a fitting response. The 21-year-old crushed a go-ahead homer and made sure to bring his bat with him to first base too.
As exciting as these moments were on baseball's biggest stage, Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez wasn't exactly impressed. The left-hander wrote on Twitter about the double standard he believes exists when it comes to hitters celebrating vs. pitchers.
they say let the kids play I think is more let the hitter do what they want🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️What do you think?? and they get mad when we dancing and screaming to them 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ I don’t get it 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Eduardo Rodriguez (@eduardorod5) October 30, 2019
E-Rod has a point as hitters definitely can be sensitive about pitchers celebrating, but the opposite occurs just as often.
Our thoughts? Let all the kids play whether it be on the mound, at the plate, or in the field. The more emotion, the better. Especially when a World Series title is on the line.
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