Bush League Yordano Ventura Needs To Be Taught A Lesson
Baseball has a funny way of policing itself, notorious for an unwritten code of ethics that if crossed usually results in a 95 mph message in the form of a baseball catapulted at you. The recent repeated bush-league actions of Kansas City Royals hurler Yordano Ventura need to be addressed in a big way by the opposition.
The Royals have gone from Cinderella darlings of the 2014 playoffs to the most hated cast of punks on the planet. Ventura has single-handedly smeared the reputation of Ned Yost‘s upstart crew. There is no place for Ventura’s actions in the MLB and the immature pitcher needs to be taught a hard lesson on life in the majors.
The Royals will travel to Chicago to face the Cubs at the end of May, which will be the first opportunity for a National League pitcher to take matters into his own hands on behalf of the league and show this punk what it is like to be on the other end of the 95 mph message.
Lets recap the hot-headed 23-year olds actions over his last three starts.
So did Ventura really think Mike Trout intentionally hit a line-drive back up the box in retaliation to him zipping Trout with a pitch. Trout would have fed Ventura with so many rights, he would have begged for a left had this altercation escalated any further.
I have no issue with Ventura sticking up for his teammate and beaning Brett Lawrie. Everyone including Lawrie knew it was coming, but does Ventura really need to follow Lawrie up the base-paths taunting him to charge the mound. My money again would be on Ventura’s opponent as the red-bull infused Lawrie would have gone full beastmode.
So once again Ventura is angry or pumped up after a fielding a shot up the box and gets into a verbal exchange with Adam Eaton. Again, why does Ventura have to go toward first base ramping up the situation which results in a full-out brawl between the two teams.
Ventura has taken the Royals from Cinderella dynasty to public enemy number one in three explosive starts.
Someone needs to remind Ventura this isn’t the sandlot in the Dominican Republic, this is the major leagues.