Fernando Tatis Jr. Posts Trevor Bauer As His Son After Being Called Out For Legally Stealing Signs (VIDEO + TWEETS)

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With the Dodgers-Padres rivalry heating up, Trevor Bauer decided to add even more gasoline on the fire after video surfaced showing Fernando Tatis Jr. appearing to look down and get the catcher’s signs before he hit a home run. It should be noted that this is perfectly legal.

Bauer saw the video and called out Tatis Jr.: “If you need to know what pitch is coming that badly, just ask daddy nicely next time @tatis_jr. You know I ain’t scared homie.”

Tatis Jr. responded by posting a photoshopped picture of Bauer as his son.

During the game last night, Tatis Jr. celebrated his two home runs by mocking the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner on his way around the bases.

Tatis covered his right eye, a fitting way to taunt the Dodgers’ righthander, who pitched with one eye closed in a start against San Diego in spring training.

“I like it,” Bauer said in his postgame press conference. “I think that pitchers that have that done to them and react by throwing at people … I think it’s pretty soft. If you give up a homer, a guy should celebrate it. It’s hard to hit in the big leagues.

“So I’m all for it, and I think that it’s important that the game moves in that direction and that we stop throwing at people because they celebrated having some success on the field.”