Trevor Bauer relationship rules: MLB Cleveland Indians star is bad boyfriend
Trevor Bauer sounds like the worst boyfriend in baseball, egotistical and unwilling to meet anyone halfway.
The controversial and honest-to-a-fault Cleveland Indians pitcher described why he’s still single in a feature Sports Illustrated published Wednesday (AEDT). When he meets a potential partner, he lays out his guidelines.
“I have three rules,” he said.
“One: no feelings. As soon as I sense you’re developing feelings, I’m going to cut it off, because I’m not interested in a relationship and I’m emotionally unavailable.
“Two: no social media posts about me while we’re together, because private life stays private.
“Three: I sleep with other people. I’m going to continue to sleep with other people. If you’re not OK with that, we won’t sleep together, and that’s perfectly fine. We can just be perfectly polite platonic friends.”
In his mind, Bauer is being thoughtful.
“I imagine if I was married at this point, I would be a very bad husband,” he said.
He is a very good pitcher, however.
In fact he plans to leave before then, despite his contract. The 28-year-old tells SI.com in the feature that he expects and accepts that the Indians will trade him before the start of next season.
He has factored all of that into his masterplan to become the biggest star in baseball.
It begins with a plan to only sign one-year contracts in a bid to keep him motivated and force bidding wars for his services every season in the belief that he will attract max contracts worth more than $48 million every year.
“If that’s what he wants to do, that’s his prerogative, and I’ll do my best to get it done for him,” Bauer’s agent Joel Wolfe told the magazine.
“Just like with so many other things, maybe he knows something that we don’t.”
He has thought it all through, long and hard.
“My new five-year goal is to be the most internationally recognisable baseball brand,” Bauer said.
“I want to be a billionaire. Not for any other reason than just to say I did it.”
Meanwhile, the maker of Cleveland’s iconic ballpark mustard sauce is removing the Chief Wahoo logo from its branding and packaging to maintain longstanding ties with the Cleveland Indians baseball team.
Cleveland.com reports the Indians have told official partners like Bertman Foods Co., the maker of Bertman Original Ballpark Mustard, those relationships can’t continue unless they stop using Chief Wahoo. The caricature is widely seen as racist and offensive to Native Americans.
The Indians will stop using Chief Wahoo on player uniforms starting this season. The club had been phasing out the logo for years and struck an agreement with Major League Baseball last year to discontinue its use altogether. The team will continue to sella few Chief Wahoo items at team shops to retain its trademark.
— with AP
Originally published as Sex confession of world’s worst boyfriend