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Rangers Manager Chris Woodward Is A Big Baby

Rangers' manager Chris Woodward is throwing the same lame tantrums as before.

I often write with a fair mind. It's the sign of a good writer—considering all sides and offering a story for the reader to choose what is true. This is a waste of time for this topic. Let's just say the truth: Chris Woodward is a baby.

On Sunday, the New York Yankees walked off the Texas Rangers. Gleyber Torres smacked a home run to give the Yankees the victory. Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward, a grown-ass man, took it in stride and tipped his hat to the opposing team. Right? No—he didn't. 

"Small ballpark, that's an easy out in 99% of ballparks. ... [Torres] just happened to hit it in a little league ballpark to right field."

If this was one of the players it would still be lame, but Woodward being the manager makes this extra lame. This take is baby-soft. This take is as soft as a room full of baby diapers and Charmin. Is that descriptive enough? The funny thing is that Torres' 369-foot shot that traveled at 106.5 MPH would have been a home run at 26 of 30 MLB parks. Woodward was both wrong and lame. To add more insult to the matter, two of the home runs hit by the Rangers traveled less distance than Torres' did. Woodward was just being a baby because his team lost the game. 

Not The First Time

The thing is, this also isn't Woodward's first time acting like a big baby. Back in August of 2020, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam on a 3-0 count against Woodward's Rangers. This apparently violated the unwritten rules, a book enforced and taken seriously by a bunch of old-school babies who bemoan playing baseball. Woodward then authorized his pitcher to throw behind the next batter. OK so if we've got this right—hitting home runs during a baseball game is bad. Throwing at batters because of your adolescent tantrum is good. Got it, Woodward.

Woodward's quote was even worse.

“There's a lot of unwritten rules that are constantly being challenged in today's game. I didn't like it, personally. You're up by seven in the eighth inning; it's typically not a good time to swing 3–0. It's kind of the way we were all raised in the game. But, like I said, the norms are being challenged on a daily basis, so—just because I don't like it doesn't mean it's not right.”

Just this past week, the Mets rallied from six runs down in the 9th inning to score seven unanswered runs. There is no safe lead. These unwritten rules are atrocious and seek only to placate managers like Woodward, who are more sensitive than a sunburned back. If you don't want the opposing hitters swinging on 3-0, don't throw a batting practice fastball like some entitled baby. Woodward's old school mentality needs to be ignored, eschewed, and jettisoned into the sun.