Washington Nationals’ Best Hitter Says He Doesn’t Watch Baseball Because “It’s Too Long and Boring”
Anthony Rendon has, so far to this point in the 2014 Major League Baseball season, been the best hitter on the Washington Nationals. The 24-year-old Rendon leads the Nationals in batting average (.287) and hits (103), while playing multiple infield spots. Rendon was so good, in fact, through the first three months of the season that many thought he'd wind up on the National League All-Star team.
When push came to shove, Rendon was snubbed from All-Star festivities. Naturally, the Washington-area media asked Rendon how he spent the All-Star break instead. You know, whether he watched the All-Star Game, whether he looked at film, stuff like that.
His answer was blunt. Rendon told the Washington Post that he doesn't watch baseball because it's boring.
Staying home for the All-Star break wasn’t a big deal for Rendon, who said he never watched the game growing up. In fact, Rendon said he rarely watches the sport, preferring programs on networks such as the History channel instead.
“I don’t watch baseball — it’s too long and boring,” he said.
And with that, millions of Americans nod their heads in agreement. We love baseball, we really do. But when even an MLB player himself is admitting that the games are long and boring, well, there might be a problem.
Then again, we've learned that athletes don't always like to watch their own sport. For example, Packers running back Eddie Lacy said the same thing earlier this week.
Frankly, all Nats fans care about is that Rendon continues to swing a hot bat in the heart of the order.