Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer's interview with ESPN could not have been more frustrating to him. That's not because of anything he said, or did, but because of an unfortunate incident where his phone number appeared on national television.
The incident happened early Sunday morning while Bauer was interviewed via FaceTime during the broadcast of a Korean Baseball Organization game between the LG Twins and NC Dinos. While it was only briefly shown, it was up long enough for those early birds to take note and blast it out to the world.
Bauer took this in good spirits and even ended up trying to spin this moment into a bit of fun for people who follow him on Twitter -- certainly a better use of his account than previous instances. He's now giving away a signed baseball and a pair of signed cleats, with the instructions for the giveaway on the voicemail of that number.
So @espn has just leaked my number to truly the entire world lol in honor of this...shall we call it...massive screw up...I’m doing a giveaway! I’ll be giving away a pair of signed cleats and an autographed baseball over the next 48 hours. Rules are in my voicemail! Good luck! pic.twitter.com/luEqvwGtxW— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) May 10, 2020
Of course, it's worth noting that it seems like posting this screenshot is not causing any further damage to Bauer's cellphone battery, as the number ESPN leaked is no longer available, according to USA Today.