Beyond the Game: Anthony Rendon’s Unique Perspective on Baseball

The football season is behind, and baseball is back. Spring Training has started, and journalists are trying to find new topics to write about. Anthony Rendon, the Los Angeles Angels third baseman, has been criticized for prioritizing his faith and family over baseball. However, his coach and former A’s GM Billy Beane support his priorities. Fans are demanding that professional baseball players treat the sport with the same passion and dedication they feel. Nevertheless, baseball is a job, and players have long seasons, injuries, and performance expectations. Rendon’s comments about putting his family first has led to criticism, which he suggests is rooted in unnecessary expectations.