Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez shrugs off boos, quietly gets the job done

Los Angeles Times
Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez shrugs off boos, quietly gets the job done
Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez shrugs off boos, quietly gets the job done

Pedro Baez does not talk much at work. The stout right-handed pitcher is, by all accounts, particularly quiet. Baez was ceaselessly lambasted for his unhurried pace on the mound — his Baseball Reference page lists “The Human Rain Delay” as one of his nicknames — and, above all, his bungles in prominent situations. The boos at Dodger Stadium grew so loud, so intense, so consistent that manager Dave Roberts came to his defense with a direct condemnation of the fans in September 2017.

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