Familiar with baseball’s color rules? No? Apparently they exist when it comes to bats.
During Friday night's game against the Padres, home plate umpire Greg Gibson spoke to Carl Crawford and Hanley Ramirez about the color of their bats. And it wasn’t that they didn’t match the rest of their ensemble.
“He said my bat was too red or something,” Crawford said. “I’m still trying to figure it out.”
Now there are white bats and brown bats and black bats and red bats. But evidently they can be too red. Crawford just went with it.
“He didn’t tell me not to use it; I just don’t have time to be arguing with an umpire,” he said.