The Toronto Blue Jays Are Pissing Everybody Off, And Josh Donaldson Is Pissed Off That MLB Won't Protect Them After They Piss Everybody Off

(SportsNet) After nearly being hit twice by pitches that he deemed to be intentionally thrown at him, Josh Donaldson has had enough.

“Major League Baseball has to do something about this,” Donaldson said after the Blue Jays’ 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Sunday. “They say they’re trying to protect players. They make a rule that says you can’t slide hard into second base. They make a rule to protect the catchers on slides into home. But when you throw a ball at somebody, nothing’s done about it. My manager comes out to ask what’s going on and he gets ejected for it. That’s what happens.

“I just don’t get the point,” Donaldson continued. “I don’t get what baseball’s trying to prove. If I’m a young kid watching these games, why would I want to play baseball? Why? If I do something well or if somebody doesn’t like something that I do, it’s, ‘Oh, well, I’m gonna throw at you now.’ It doesn’t make sense. It just doesn’t make sense to me.”

Here’s the thing — I actually like the Toronto Blue Jays. I love what guys like Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion bring to the table. Their high level of offensive production is exciting shit, and that’s exactly why fans come to the ballpark.

However, if you’re gonna do the cocky shit in between, like flipping bats, staring into opposing teams’ dugouts after you hit a home run, and barking at opposing players, please…please don’t piss and moan when pitchers throw at you. That is the lamest shit ever, and you know it. Don’t cry to the league about getting thrown at when you know damn well that the type of shit that the Blue Jays have become known for has warranted getting pegged for as long as the game has existed. You think the league is going to do something to enable you to be a dickhead?

Ask any player, and they’ll tell you that the league polices itself. Let the boys be boys. Adjusting a rule, or implementing a completely new rule, isn’t going to stop that from happening, either. There already is a rule. If a pitcher intentionally throws at a batter, the umpire can eject them from the game, with or without a warning, and they’ll likely get suspended for it. What else would you like the league to do? And it’s not even about the league. Stop looking at what the league should be doing to protect you, and start looking at what you’re doing that’s causing pitchers to throw at you, and punch you in the face in the first place.