HEY EVERYONE LOOKING FOR AN UPDATE ON TREVOR BAUER'S FINGER IN GAME 3 OF THE ALCS. Here you go.
The Chicago White Sox recently installed a gigantic scoreboard (not as large as the one in Progressive Field, mind you) that mimics the look of their old scoreboard in the team's old home, Comisky Park. Well, SOMEONE crashed a drone into it today.
Lauren Comitor of the Chicago Tribune tweeted out that "a Cleveland Indians" player is the culprit. You have three guesses as to who it might be.
If all three guesses were not Trevor Bauer, you're not even trying. Bauer is a known drone enthusiast and he constantly posts videos filmed as part of his hobby on his YouTube channel. These range from footage around random parking lots, to really awesome, sweeping views of MLB stadiums. Apparently, he was trying to do the same in US Cellular Field and it did not go according to plan.
It's hard to tell in that little picture Ms. Comitor posted, but it looks like that white spot may be damage from Bauer's rogue drone strike. I cannot imagine that'd be cheap to fix if that's the case.
So far there is no confirmation from Trevor or anyone else who actually did it, but this is probably my favorite thing to happen in the 2016 season.
UPDATE: It was definitely Bauer (obviously). Here's another tweet from Ms. Comitor showing a nice lady giving the broken drone to some mysterious hooded figure who will probably be taking it to Trevor.
UPDATE 2: Trevor Bauer did nothing wrong! At least, that's what Jordan Bastian is hearing from the Tribe pitcher.
Talked to Bauer, who said he did not hit stadium scoreboard with drone yesterday. Cut off power well before it reached board and it dropped.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 10, 2016