Baseball Player Says He Doesn’t Watch Baseball Because It’s ‘Too Long and Boring’

Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon is one of the most promising young players in baseball, experiencing a breakout season in just second year in the majors. The 24-year-old has 103 hits, 13 of them home runs, to go along with 53 RBIs on the year.

Rendon, who probably should have been an All Star, had time to stew this week over baseball’s All Star break, and maybe that wasn’t a good thing.

“I don’t watch baseball — it’s too long and boring,” Rendon told the Washington Post.

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Rendon told the Post’s Jason Butt that he didn’t watch baseball growing up, and that he has a rule that his family is not allowed to talk about baseball when he visits.

Rendon has made $7.2 million playing baseball in his young career, according to Baseball Reference, so baseball can’t be that bad. I admittedly don’t sit down to watch many 3-hour baseball games, but it’s usually the background noise in my house on most summer nights.