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“Hot takes” are a big part of sports talk and analysis.
Everybody loves a hot take until it somehow criticizes or affects something they like or do.
Atlanta Braves starter and Cy Young candidate Spencer Strider had one of the most shocking hot takes we have heard or seen in quite some time.
We will let himself do the talking, thanks to Jomboy Media and mlb.fits on Instagram.
Spencer Strider says he prefers no fans at sporting events like we had in 2020
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— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) September 27, 2023
Strider has the right to have his own opinion, but it’s certainly an odd one.
Most players state they feed off the fans’ energy, even when they are away from home.
They love the crowd going crazy after a home run, a strikeout, or a huge out at home plate just to name a few examples of exciting plays.
Not Strider, though.
He says he prefers that there aren’t fans near the dugout areas because it gets too loud, but he actually started off his monologue saying that he actually likes the no fans environment the league had in 2020, the year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He probably didn’t mean for it to sound disrespectful: it’s just his preference.
But it’s important to note that fans are the ones that keep the show going.
Fans or no fans, the Braves star has been masterful on the mound this year.
He has a 3.81 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP this year, but with a brilliant 2.87 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) and a whopping 274 strikeouts.
The ERA is a tad high, but in a world in which advanced metrics are getting more weight in voting, he has an outside chance at winning the Cy Young.
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