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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