The Brewers had to place outfielder/DH Andrew McCutchen on the Covid IL a few days ago after a positive test in Atlanta. Since then, he’s been stuck in a hotel room, watching the games on TV.
How is McCutchen getting through the isolation and being away from his teammates? Like most people, he’s scrolling through Twitter and sending out tweets during games.
After a series of defensive miscues by the Crew, McCutchen offered criticism of the playing field in Atlanta. Apparently this is known throughout the league and it’s not just the Brewers who struggle with it.
Of course, this was only after he was able to finally start watching the game…
MLB and their lame blackout restrictions….
Luckily, he was finally able to get a login and watch the games. From there, he live tweeted with the rest of us reacting to the series.
The toughest thing for any player dealing with an injury, or illness in this case, is not being able to be there with their teammates. They want to be their in the dugout with the guys and watching the games from the dugout if they can’t play. Being stuck in a hotel and not being there with everyone hurts.
Cutch even offers up some situational thoughts.
Sure enough, the Brewers did try to steal base right there, and Tyrone Taylor ended up getting thrown out. Cutch did not write it up that way, clearly.
McCutchen also offered up some thoughts on the baseballs this year, which numerous players have complained about. There were a couple of fly balls hit by the Brewers that should have gone for home runs, but instead died at the warning track. McCutchen, questioning how this is constantly happening now, had a theory.
The lack of consistency in the feel and the seams is certainly a problem for MLB. When it comes to the humidor, hopefully as the weather heats up around the country, the balls will carry farther. Still, McCutchen is not the first to have this complaint about the baseballs this season.
McCutchen continued his live-tweeting during games while he’s on Covid IL on Monday, but he limited it to a couple of GIFs reacting to big moments from his Brewers teammates.
While McCutchen has been away, the Brewers are on a three game losing streak. He’ll continue doing his push ups and watching the games and a little bit of live tweeting until he gets back. It’d be nice to see him live tweet a Brewers win, but it hasn’t worked yet. Hopefully he can come just back into the lineup and help the Brewers win that way sooner than later.
Twitter has been a nice distraction for McCutchen and he’s connected a lot better with Brewers Twitter now. But he and every other Brewers fan would prefer he not be tweeting during games and instead playing in the lineup every day.