It’s no secret that Major League Baseball has been using different baseballs for certain ballgames.
Several players have voiced their displeasure with the situation and have called for MLB to stop this little experiment.
Pitchers are struggling with their grip and hitters are seeing their power numbers decline rapidly.
After the game, Garcia sounded off on his ejection and stated that he did not intend to hit Donaldson, while also roasting MLB for their handling of different baseballs.
His comments can be seen in the tweet below.
Yimi García (via interpreter): “Last night was one of the worst nights of my playing career, regarding the baseball.”
García said he did not intend to hit Donaldson at all, adding that the balls being used are “really slippery” and “embarrassing” #BlueJays
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) May 11, 2022
Garcia Calls Out MLB
This is a bold claim by Garcia, but he isn’t wrong.
MLB has clearly been using different baseballs for some time and it has had drastic negative effects on pitchers and hitters alike.
Garcia most likely did not intend to hit Donaldson, meaning his ejection was totally pointless and counterproductive.
Umpires need to do a better job of understanding the game and understanding how difficult certain baseballs are to use, especially with the different ones being used this season.
But Garcia here is just shooting from the hip.
He’s telling it like it is and speaking nothing but facts about how MLB is handling this whole situation.
MLB also needs to be more consistent about the baseballs that are being used.
There needs to be an agreement on just one type of baseball that is used during games.
Garcia should not have been ejected, which hurt the Blue Jays, and may not have hit Donaldson in the first place if he had a better grip on the baseball.