Marcus Stroman
Courtesy IG: @str0sh0w

Shut up an play? NO WAY!

Over the past 24 hours, a lot has been said about the unwritten rules of baseball that continue to plague the game from a marketing perspective.

Manny Machado’s slide against the Cardinals over the weekend was buzz worthy, but the fiasco that the Tony La Russa, Yermin Mercedes and Minnesota Twins situation has become has brought the conversation back to the forefront of the game.

On Wednesday morning, two Mets pitchers chimed in on Twitter.

Stroman has never subscribed to playing the game quietly, and May has a strong personal brand as well. They’re far from alone in the conversation; White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson commented on Instagram in support of Mercedes’ home run off Twins catcher Willians Astudillo in the ninth inning on Monday.

What’s your take? Should we “let the kids play” or should they “act professional” when they do something big?

Stroman went on to take a direct shot at White Sox manager Tony La Russa.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.