Trevor Bauer is at it again.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher is one of Major League Baseball's best trolls and this time Cubdom was the subject of his latest exploits.
First the joke (and a dynamite drop-in by @Cubs), then the backstory:
The thread began when Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard Tweeted a Ron Burgandy GIF of him watching MLB Network as his name popped up in trade rumors this week during Winter Meetings. National reporter Jon Heyman Tweeted Syndergaard might have the best player account out there, to which fans responded with their thoughts that Bauer should be included in that short list:
I appreciate all the love on this thread!— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) December 12, 2018
When @daphnesmomshell commented that she hoped Bauer would come pitch for the Cubs, the pitcher was quick on the draw with a comeback implying that his drone accident altered the course of Cubs history as we know it.
Bauer cut the finger of his pitching hand on a drone blade in October 2016, limiting him to just 5.1 innings of work in the ALDS and ALCS that year.
He was able to return for the World Series, pitching in 3 games (2 starts), but struggled badly. Bauer went 0-2 (losing Games 2 and 5) with a 5.40 ERA and 1.68 WHIP and is clearly intimating the Cubs would not have won the World Series had he been 100 percent.
It's all in good fun, which is pretty much the only thing Bauer does online.