Cardinals OF responds to shade from Keith Olbermann
St Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader responded to some shade from media personality Keith Olbermann on Friday.
Olbermann, who’s back as a host for ESPN, said while watching the Cardinals-Cubs game that nothing he saw suggested Bader was a major leaguer.
So far nothing in this Cubs-Cards game suggests Harrison Bader is a major leaguer, never mind a superior outfielder or heady player
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 28, 2018
Bader was picked off first base by Kyle Hendricks in the top of the fifth with his team down 3-0, which may have prompted the tweet.
Bader saw the tweet and decided to respond, saying he’s not concerning himself with criticism from Olbermann.
— Harrison Bader (@aybaybader) September 29, 2018
Bader, 24, is in his first full season in the league. He’s batting .266 with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and has a .764 OPS. He’s also rated highly in defensive metrics and has a 3.9 WAR according to ESPN.
He’d be best off using the criticism from Olbermann as motivational fuel, just like another outfielder did.