This is how I thought EVERY pitcher was going to react to the new stick search thing the umpires are forced to do. I was honestly shocked to see some pitchers play along. I thought they were going to try and send a message to MLB to end this foolishness, but Max is clearly the most annoyed out of all of them. Just has absolutely no time for this nonsense. It doesn't mean he's using it, it means he is just very over MLB and their little dog and pony show.
And the best thing is, who *hasn't* wanted to show up their bosses like this? This is like Michael Scott pushing Toby's lunch tray off the table when Toby was confiding in him. The umps are HR and if Max was in a room with Hitler and Bin Laden, he'd shoot the umps twice.