Former Colorado Rockies reliever Tyler Matzek and other MLB players have taken to social media to show their displeasure with MLB and, specifically, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred since the lockout was put in place roughly 15 hours ago.
Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber was one of them as he changed his profile picture to a blank picture, which is what MLB has done on their website (MLB.com) and all of their team sites.
But the reigning World Series Champion reliever for the Atlanta Braves, Tyler Matzek, took it a step further on social media on Thursday morning.
Former Colorado Rockies and current Atlanta Braves reliever Tyler Matzek is not happy with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred
The former Colorado Rockies reliever Tyler Matzek took to Twitter to do two things: make a post criticizing MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and to change his Twitter bio to criticize Manfred as well.
Matzek responded to Manfred himself in his tweet where he said, “That was a cute little letter from Uncle Rob to the fans” which was accompanied by an excellent GIF.
With the last MLB work stoppage, the Internet was barely even in existence. In fact, MLB didn’t have a website during the last work stoppage. Internet Explorer didn’t exist at the start of the 1994-1995 strike and Google, Google Chrome, Safari, and other search engines or web browsers didn’t exist for years or even a decade after the strike.
Now, fans can interact with some of their favorite (or least favorite) players more than ever before on social media and we get to hear directly from them whenever we like on social media.
And what we are seeing now is how a lot of MLB players are not fans of the lockout and, more specifically, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.