Over the past couple of years, one of the biggest complaints about baseball is the lack of passion released from players at certain parts of the game.
While everyone understands the unspoken rule of not showing your opponent up too much after a big play, many players frown upon expression after a big moment.
"Baseball's tired," Harper said in an ESPN The Magazine cover story published last month. "It's a tired sport because you can't express yourself. You can't do what people in other sports do. I'm not saying baseball is, you know, boring or anything like that, but it's the excitement of the young guys who are coming into the game now who have flair. If that's Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom or Manny Machado or Joc Pederson or Andrew McCutchen or Yasiel Puig -- there's so many guys in the game now who are so much fun."
This has to change.
Baseball is one of America's greatest games.
It's full of passion and timely excitement. At any given moment, the game can sway. Now, more than ever, there are exciting players who express themselves via social media, but on the field they seemed handcuffed in regards to expression. People even frowned at Jose Bautista for celebrating after hitting a home run in arguably the biggest Toronto Blue Jays game in 20 years.
I say, Let the boys be boys.
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