Major League Baseball pitchers are not friendly to the league’s new foreign material rules.
Track and field pitcher Sergio Romo seems particularly annoyed that the referee conducted a material check on him on Tuesday night.
After playing the seventh game for Oakland, the referee motioned to Romo to come over and check. Romo responded to this moment, threw his hat and gloves on the ground, and unfastened his belt.
Then there is Romo’s final scene. He pulled his pants halfway to prove that he did not hide any illegal substances.
Romo did express his opinion, but Dan Iassogna, the referee who checked him, doesn’t seem to be bothered by his villain. In fact, the referee smiled at Romo and the radio said Romo was “hot”.
It was not Romo alone who was troubled by Tuesday’s material inspection. Max Scherzer was inspected for foreign objects 3 times in the first four rounds of the Nationals-Phillies game, and Become more and more irritable Every exam. He directed his anger at Philly head coach Joe Gilardy, who was later ejected for yelling at Scherzer. The check did not seem to disturb the three-time Cy Young champion. He won the victory, pitched five innings, and at the same time gave up a run and struck out eight innings.
Needless to say, as MLB tries to implement these rule changes on the fly, these antics will be fairly common.