(Update: Apparently, this track was recorded in December and the release date was just coincidentally timed around the recent incident. The team has reportedly met with the pitcher. Bauer stated that the song, despite the lyrics, was aimed at “Twitter haters” and not Montero.)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has fired a shot across the bow of
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero Twitter haters through what may be the most intriguing manner in recent Cleveland sports history — a diss track titled “You Don’t Know Me” wherein the chorus includes a line about “hiding behind a mask.”
Bauer was the recent target of criticism from former teammate and catcher Miguel Montero. Following a brief stint in the majors with the Diamondbacks, Montero and Bauer had a well-documented difference of opinion. Just this week, Montero wished Indians catcher Carlos Santana “good luck” in dealing with the 22-year old Bauer — “When you get a guy like that and he thinks he’s got everything figured out, it’s just tough to commence and try to get on the same page with you.” The song was reportedly recorded in December, but was released on Wednesday.
Upon the acquisition of Bauer, we opened the lid on Bauer’s rapping career with the group “Consumate 4sight.” We have embedded the recently released track for your listening pleasure, complete with Bain’s introduction. We’ve also snipped a few choice lines.
Your fifteen minutes, I guess I get that.
With that, its time to get back to all these fans that I’ve been losing due in part to the rumors moving about that that I refuse to listen
So people get this vision of me, no one goes up hitting for me
I swear I’ve never been gifted nothing
It don’t matter how many Xs or Os you draw
I plan to get that, bro
You’re a mouse in a cat’s game
Get where I’m at, man
I ain’t playing tic-tac-toe