The sandlot style pickup game that Cincinatti Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer is organizing is apparently still on. Not only that, but Bauer confirmed on Twitter that he believes the game will be live-streamed.
Confirmed, this is happening. All content and live streams from this event will be distributed through @Watch_Momentum and my personal channels (@Twitter, @instagram, @Facebook, and @YouTube) No further announcements will be made so follow now or risk missing it entirely. ???? https://t.co/SLDldANomC
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) March 14, 2020
Bauer set the Twitter world on fire with the tweet yesterday asking if any players wanted to jump in. Within an hour, the tweet already had over five-hundred responses, albeit mostly from fans. So many major league players responded, letting Bauer know they were all in.
I’ll pull up @BauerOutage
— Tommy Pham (@TphamLV) March 13, 2020
Even players in Florida that could not make it let Bauer know that they were in full support of the game. Rays’ left-hander Blake Snell said, “Wish I was in AZ, I’d be down…”. The Dodgers’ own Jerry Hairston Jr had a hilarious reply to the thread.
Let me know if there is shortage of #MLB players. I live in Scottsdale. I’m sure I still can help pitchers confidence.
— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair) March 14, 2020
Whether or not Major League Baseball and it’s owners are going to allow this remains to be seen. There has not been any backlash so far, and it seems like Bauer has been hard at work to make it happen. He confirmed that the game will be streamed through Momentum, a player-driven platform on Youtube.
We’ll keep you updated on the game as he continues to release new information.