How Fernando Tatis Jr. and MLB’s youngest stars are changing the ‘unwritten rules’ of baseball

2021 7 آوریل
29 126 بازدید

ESPN’s Joon Lee talks to current and retired MLB players about how the youngest generation of stars is inspiring a fresh look at baseball’s contentious “unwritten rules.” Guests include: Jason Heyward, Taylor Trammell, Carlos Gomez, Lucas Giolito, Jose Bautista, Amir Garrett, Eduardo Perez and Harrison Bader.
0:00 Fernando Tatis Jr. is the face of MLB’s youth movement
0:33 What are the “unwritten rules?”
2:24 When Tatis broke the “rules” in 2020
3:12 Carlos Gomez deals with controversy
4:42 MLB’s alienating on-field culture
5:40 What Black MLB players experience
7:19 The evolving view of bat flips and celebrations
8:24 Jose Bautista’s iconic 2015 bat flip
10:22 MLB’s embrace of fashion and fun
✔️Subscribe to ESPN+
✔️ Get the ESPN App:
✔️Subscribe to ESPN on IRworld:
✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on IRworld:
✔️ Watch ESPN on IRworld TV:
ESPN on Social Media:
► Follow on Twitter:
► Like on Facebook:
► Follow on Instagram:
Visit ESPN on IRworld to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more.
More on

  • Did he just turn this into a race thing????? Lol bro😂 I support tatis and Carlos but wth dude

    Flame GamerFlame Gamerپیش روز
  • You need women players

    Aj CAj Cپیش روز
  • Making this about race is ludicrous.... baseball wants the best players they can find. That’s it. Its already the most international sport other than soccer. Unwritten rules are fine cause they make videos like this.

    Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwellپیش روز
  • How’d I know it was gonna go to race “the white american way” lol well I hate to break it to u bud but your playing a white American sport invented by whites so stfu and be thankful

    Spit on it Paw pawSpit on it Paw pawپیش 3 روز
  • Run up the score. Keep swinging but also be respectful with body language and words. Also don’t let ESPN bait this into a political piece.

    Graydon WoodGraydon Woodپیش 3 روز
  • These unwritten rules make baseball less interesting to watch honestly

    AlexAlexپیش 3 روز
  • It’s not a race thing. This was ok until you made it a race thing. 🛑

    D LightningD Lightningپیش 3 روز
  • Unwritten rules are so fking dumb

    hashirama senjuhashirama senjuپیش 3 روز
  • Basball players are almost as soft as soccer players. That’s what I got from this

    RG_RobRG_Robپیش 3 روز
  • Its not just unwritten rules in sports, people are discarding etiquettes everywhere.

    joshua blanchardjoshua blanchardپیش 3 روز
  • You can't just hit bean anybody anymore. The players are making too much money.

    joshua blanchardjoshua blanchardپیش 3 روز
  • When you're making 45 million a year without having to earn it you don't care.

    joshua blanchardjoshua blanchardپیش 3 روز
  • Back it up and you should be able to showboat and express yourself, it's raw emotion. That's how you get fans watching and kids playing.

    SG SSG Sپیش 3 روز
  • Baseball is lame, players too emotional, unwritten rules huh? Lmao miss me with that, no thank you, I'm good 💨

    Keon RankinKeon Rankinپیش 3 روز
  • Is this wokeball 5.0 ?

    E BE Bپیش 3 روز
  • How long is baseball gonna let people throw pitches at people? What's gonna happen when someone gets eriously hurt? Or has a career ending or altering injury? It's a 90 plus mph bullet.

    ubadman1ubadman1پیش 3 روز
  • This is why baseball sucks... if you're a competitor you "play till the whistle "

    Adrian LajasAdrian Lajasپیش 3 روز
  • Maybe people will respect baseball now.

    notnateblocknotnateblockپیش 3 روز
  • This is the only time I’ll agree with that woke BS. White American way of playing baseball is soft af. But also who tf is this Lee guy? And why is this dweeb on ESPN?

    Hank HillHank Hillپیش 3 روز
  • If I’m there, I’m showboating, I’m flipping my bat, I’m dancing, I’m shimmying across the plates. You don’t want me to, strike me out.

    Vishnu RaoVishnu Raoپیش 3 روز
    • @kasey gamez You don’t wanna watch Clayton Kershaw do a lil moonwalk after striking someone out?

      Vishnu RaoVishnu Raoپیش 2 روز
    • @Vishnu Rao Dancing with the Stars has a market maybe you should enjoy that game

      kasey gamezkasey gamezپیش 2 روز
    • @kasey gamez Imagine a pitcher doing a backflip after striking someone out. The game would be so much more entertaining.

      Vishnu RaoVishnu Raoپیش 2 روز
    • @kasey gamez the pitchers should celebrate if they want to lol

      Vishnu RaoVishnu Raoپیش 2 روز
    • @MSM_ Mrgamer do pitchers celebrate strikeouts by flipping their gloves over their heads and doing floss dances around the mound? Old or new you disrespect the game and you get repercussions. I dont have to teach lessons the guy with broken ribs can help deliver the message on how he can behave

      kasey gamezkasey gamezپیش 3 روز
  • At the end of the day it’s soft to have these are natural conqueror the don’t care about who loses and teams shouldn’t be so sensitive to loses just get better. you should be able to celebrate regardless!!

    joshua knucklesjoshua knucklesپیش 3 روز
  • Booooo!!! Sellouts!!!

    Lee ProchazkaLee Prochazkaپیش 3 روز
  • Whoa, a great start than took a HARD LEFT I’m out. Such BS

    Denny LeeDenny Leeپیش 3 روز
    • Seriously this liberal nerd made it about BLM for no reason lmao. ESPN is a joke now

      Hank HillHank Hillپیش 3 روز
  • You had me till you made it about racism, now I like the unwritten rules just because.

    AE PulsarAE Pulsarپیش 3 روز
  • I grew up watching baseball, played myself for years. The game just isnt the same. Im not fond of bat flipping but have no problems with it. But staring down the ball as its leaving the park there is no better feeling. Pitchers hold grudges

    toby2k75toby2k75پیش 3 روز
    • @Darius Jones i follow but not as passionate about the game i once was. Only care about the yankees lol

      toby2k75toby2k75پیش 3 روز
    • @toby2k75 yep, haven’t followed the game in years because it’s so dry

      Darius JonesDarius Jonesپیش 3 روز
    • @Darius Jones thats what im saying. The game has not been the same. Since rob mannfred took over

      toby2k75toby2k75پیش 3 روز
    • Played growing up, and our coach would tell us to grow a pair lol. A grown man playing a child’s game and his feelings is hurt because his opponent stared down a homer? Yikes. That pitcher is fragile

      Darius JonesDarius Jonesپیش 3 روز
  • Gomez is my favorite baseball player of all time and if it weren’t for the way he plays that wouldn’t be the case.

    heelsgiants philliesnetsheelsgiants philliesnetsپیش 3 روز
  • these unwritten rules are for the pitchers that can't take losing

    Rj FuscoRj Fuscoپیش 3 روز
  • Ohh so what you’re saying is there’s unwritten rules because Americans are soft and they can’t handle it when they’re losing? Bunch of pansies

    Israel Hawe-MuldrockIsrael Hawe-Muldrockپیش 3 روز
  • The “unwritten rules”, reason #17 why baseball is dying.

    Gabor KissGabor Kissپیش 3 روز
  • Baseball is full of nonsense like this, and superstitions, because it’s just so boring otherwise.

    Nicholas TomaselliNicholas Tomaselliپیش 3 روز
  • Baseball is for sensitive tough guys.

    Lunch BoxLunch Boxپیش 3 روز
  • Baseball dead anyways

    Romeo CarterRomeo Carterپیش 4 روز
  • Old baseball people are the worst

    MeGusta109MeGusta109پیش 4 روز
  • MLB better step into the 21st century or end up America's PAST time.

    Michael XMichael Xپیش 4 روز
  • Carlos Gomez sounds like he was shot in the mouth.

    Dark WandererDark Wandererپیش 4 روز
  • Soft

    JovaaayJovaaayپیش 4 روز
  • Baseball is not my thing; this probably why lol! 👎🏾

    Tae LewTae Lewپیش 4 روز
  • Baseballs unwritten rules are killing the game

    Christ Is kingChrist Is kingپیش 4 روز
  • This was a bad time to release this tbh

    Kim Jong TrumpKim Jong Trumpپیش 4 روز
  • annnnnndddd there is the race card

    Nick MarinNick Marinپیش 4 روز
  • LOL imagine having to apologize. More pitchers should purposely go down 3-0 since everybody isnt going to swing what a joke

    Alex StachuraAlex Stachuraپیش 4 روز
  • I agreed with almost all of this until you made it about race. I’m so tired of it.

    Zachery harmeyerZachery harmeyerپیش 4 روز
  • White ppl smh

    Ron DueceRon Dueceپیش 4 روز
  • Unwritten Rules of MLB= Pitchers are snowflakes and since most of them are White we must protect their feelings

    Sherman DudleySherman Dudleyپیش 4 روز
  • It's not a white thing. It's a respect thing

    Charlie 502Charlie 502پیش 4 روز
  • Banish whitey's unwritten rules

    Jaime MunozJaime Munozپیش 4 روز
  • If it’s not written, it’s not a rule 🤷‍♂️

    Devin WilliamsDevin Williamsپیش 4 روز
  • People hating on the unwritten rules. It's called respecting the game.

    Charlie 502Charlie 502پیش 4 روز
  • Boring. Tatis. Gets hurt.go home take your 💰 happy

    Jay WardJay Wardپیش 4 روز
  • No one care about baseball

    Charlie BennettCharlie Bennettپیش 4 روز
  • The ones upset about the grand slam are absolute clowns

    NickNickپیش 4 روز
  • Good those rules are ghaaaaaaaaaaay!

    Northern KingNorthern Kingپیش 4 روز
  • Didn’t MLB just pull the All Star game from Atlanta due to the GA voting laws that passed ???? 🧐 (social justice comment)

    Simaaj22Simaaj22پیش 4 روز
  • Why do u have to make everything about race

    JakeJakeپیش 4 روز
    • @Leon Sugar not white players just american players. they made it about race by saying white players

      JakeJakeپیش 3 روز
    • They brought up how people from other countries and cultures play more expressively than white players. Not that difficult to comprehend. No one said it was racist just different. Relax.

      Leon SugarLeon Sugarپیش 3 روز
    • its an American league so American rules not a race thing

      JakeJakeپیش 4 روز
  • needs to turn up

    MannyTwiceMannyTwiceپیش 4 روز
  • Yall still rocking with baseball⁉️

    OgOgپیش 4 روز
  • Latin players* As always

    Luigi BiancucciLuigi Biancucciپیش 4 روز
  • MLB puttin on the full court press..."guys plz come watch us, we're cool now" 🤣

    ddp540ddp540پیش 4 روز
  • So what I take from this video is that there are A LOT of not straight men playing baseball.

    g sg sپیش 4 روز
  • As a so called “black” man who grew up in a major city, I would definitely watch baseball more if they allowed more freedom of expression from celebrations dorm to the cleats they wear. As long as it’s not delaying the game or ppl aren’t getting hurt, let them folks live

    Jamal JonesJamal Jonesپیش 4 روز
    • @Jamal Jones yeah as you are a Latino black man . Surely you watch baseball.

      James BondJames Bondپیش 3 روز
    • @Spit on it Paw paw you can call it what you want. Bt you seen towards the end of the video how even the players are talking about being “swaggy”. MLB would bring evem more money if they did Jordan, Nike, Under Armor shoe collabs in the teams color ways.

      Jamal JonesJamal Jonesپیش 3 روز
    • Lmao u sound like a female worrying about what kinda shoes u wear 😃

      Spit on it Paw pawSpit on it Paw pawپیش 3 روز
  • ESPN is garbage... why am I here? Back to pat McAfee and jomboy

    Schuyler CollettSchuyler Collettپیش 4 روز
  • We all know these Black and Latino players don't like rules for their own group. They prefer gangs over law enforcement. Now they got Right Wing trash following their ways.

    ScubootyScubootyپیش 4 روز
  • Go ahead and act a fool, but you are gunna hurt your team's overall chances . Other teams will be getting ready to play you. They will circle the dates.

    ScubootyScubootyپیش 4 روز
    • @Freddie Simmons prepare isn't the verb. Get up for is what I'm talking about. Teams get up for playing the Dodgers (not the Marlins.) When Pebbles Tatis is doing all this celebratory dancing, and crazy bat flips, I don't think it helps her team. I understand that the player's team likes it, but I think other teams get up much stronger to play her team than they normally would. If this was such a great plan, don't you think the best managers would be encouraging it? This is a clown show down there in Sam Diego encouraging it. They mismanaged her shoulder. They are a stupid organization. You watch. This Pebbles Tatis and Lamet will both need surgery. This resting with love and seaweed isn't gunna do it.

      ScubootyScubootyپیش 3 روز
    • They don't prepare for every team?

      Freddie SimmonsFreddie Simmonsپیش 4 روز
  • Well to be honest, seems like the unwritten rules was a way to keep white guys relevant in a majority white sport. Instead of forcing those guys to compete, and get better, they just found was to stunt other people growth.

    Maurice LamarMaurice Lamarپیش 4 روز
    • No let's be really honest blacks are children who can't control their emotions and constantly desperately need attention

      John MatrixJohn Matrixپیش 3 روز
  • It doesn't help your team. Makes the opponent play harder, but yall know everything, already. The only ones who did well doing this was the Astros. We all know why they thought they could do well doing it. The Giants won 3 World Series in 5 years, and much of their success was due to celebrating in a way that didn't energize other teams.

    ScubootyScubootyپیش 4 روز
  • The trash already have WWF and Ultimate fighting to watch.

    ScubootyScubootyپیش 4 روز
  • Ah yes. The white racists again.... when does does this victimhood bs end? Now its celebrating in baseball racism... smh.. it's getting creepy.

    Good BroGood Broپیش 4 روز
  • Pebbles Tatis needs milk, right away.

    ScubootyScubootyپیش 4 روز
  • Baseball seems to be very wanky and this coming from someone who likes cricket.

    Rugare JecheRugare Jecheپیش 4 روز
  • How did the unwritten rules turn into 60% of this vid being nothing but race baiting? This is why espn is a dumpster fire.

    Irish KiingIrish Kiingپیش 4 روز
  • Unwritten rules are for the illiterate

    ralph geronillaralph geronillaپیش 4 روز
  • Unwritten rules Made by boomers to suppress millennials and gen x and z

    North American Intercontinental GPNorth American Intercontinental GPپیش 4 روز
  • It’s weird seaing espn do a good segment, but I’ll take it!

    Jimmi StoneJimmi Stoneپیش 4 روز
  • Imagine doing this story last year when these rules were being broke. Oh wait, Jomboy did...

    LiquiD DiuqiLLiquiD DiuqiLپیش 4 روز
  • It’s about winning. If I have a talent like theses guys, I’ll say this “stop us or shut up. Y’all hate us this bad? Don’t worry we love playing the villain role.” I love the MLB growing up but over the years I been losing love for it. I return watching it two years and I’m enjoying watching players being themselves

    King MaxKing Maxپیش 4 روز
  • Here’s what I hate about this, most of the people who are hating on Tatis for being fun and exciting have never played pro ball

    Kellen JonesKellen Jonesپیش 4 روز
  • This is why ppl say baseball is lame

    Police SlapperPolice Slapperپیش 4 روز
    • It’s not though there’s a reason why it’s the oldest sport in America and if it was lame it wouldn’t have lasted 170 years like it has

      Spit on it Paw pawSpit on it Paw pawپیش 3 روز
  • He’s dropping some sick NFT’s on ethernity chain soon.

    James DeanJames Deanپیش 4 روز
  • Don't get blown out then😂

    Captain HooplaCaptain Hooplaپیش 4 روز
    • Truu 😂

      ShinisterShinisterپیش 4 روز
  • I think the unwritten rules in baseball are there to protect the feelings of pitchers, whereas the unwritten rules of hockey are there to self-policing.

    Tommy9834Tommy9834پیش 4 روز
  • How is he supposed to sit and not swing at a pitch, that pitch goes against his stats no matter what. The unwritten rules make is seem like your not man enough to lose. Kid’s teams get blown out, but it hurts your feeling because your in the MLB and you can intentionally throw a ball at someone.

    Ray GonzalesRay Gonzalesپیش 4 روز
    • The players are making too much money for people to fight and get hurt when they're being shown up.

      joshua blanchardjoshua blanchardپیش 3 روز

    Jacob WatsonJacob Watsonپیش 4 روز
    • Gen Z is the generation that tried to cancel Eminem for Love the way you lie

      Freddie SimmonsFreddie Simmonsپیش 4 روز
  • ‘Unwritten rules’ is just another way of saying ‘Archaic etiquette guidelines.’ They’re a vestige of the game’s past and should be ignored.

    Beautiful GorgeousBeautiful Gorgeousپیش 4 روز
  • jomboy media > espn

    Nick MoyerNick Moyerپیش 4 روز
  • MLB F off

    Jeff MudgettJeff Mudgettپیش 4 روز
  • Time to cancel CORPORATE SPORTS pushing their godless woke on us. They say nothing of the atrocities happening in Communist governments but want to get on a state who simply desires people to have a ID to vote These people don't speak out against the evil of Nations around the world that are actually hurting and killing people for their faith if they are selling out for some bread crumbs from these Communist governments they will not be welcomed into the kingdom of God

    Jesuslove _isfreedomJesuslove _isfreedomپیش 4 روز
  • The un written rules are so stupid and 90% of them benefit the pitcher.....pitchers are nothing but cry baby losers

    Jon WhickJon Whickپیش 4 روز
  • This video is only 8 months late, but cool

    Piper PohsibPiper Pohsibپیش 4 روز
  • I’ll run up the score on you every time grown up

    Marcus SoteloMarcus Soteloپیش 4 روز
    • You don’t want the score run up? Get better

      anthony manthony mپیش 3 روز
  • Sorry for hitting a Home run. Come on...

    Rafael De La NuezRafael De La Nuezپیش 4 روز
  • I hate the bat toss, bean him!

    Dominic pDominic pپیش 4 روز
  • The buck stops here. Support MLB boycott.

    Dave RuckertDave Ruckertپیش 4 روز
  • These “unwritten” rules and traditions is what makes baseball a dying sport

    Justin NavarroJustin Navarroپیش 4 روز
    • @Matthew Stafford's Burner what harm does this actually cause though

      The Humble MemphianThe Humble Memphianپیش 4 روز
    • It's a traditional sport. You can't tear down the tradition or the sport is gone. Sellin out to the wro g crowd

      Matthew Stafford's BurnerMatthew Stafford's Burnerپیش 4 روز
  • Tatis overrated not even the best SS in the NL West

    Nicolas SanchezNicolas Sanchezپیش 4 روز
  • when was this written? feels old

    Still MondayStill Mondayپیش 4 روز
  • Bautista got snuffed so Tatis could walk.

    A 20A 20پیش 4 روز
  • Somehow he brought it into race

    Anonymous QAnonymous Qپیش 4 روز
    • @MrRay he is tired don't worry about him because those owners cares. You see how much money the NFL, NBA and soccer makes. Yeah

      Leo MobleyLeo Mobleyپیش 3 روز
    • @First Last well if you don't want your sport to then who cares then 😅

      MrRayMrRayپیش 4 روز
    • @MrRay nobody cares

      First LastFirst Lastپیش 4 روز
    • It is true tho. Baseball have become more and more unpopular in black communities. Compared to football and basketball

      MrRayMrRayپیش 4 روز
  • Y’all giving tatis credit for what other new guys like Tim Anderson and Juan Soto were ALREADY doing

    Icy DiamondsIcy Diamondsپیش 4 روز
    • They didn't give him credit...that grand slam was the turning point when people actually attacked the people tryin to enforce the unwritten rules.

      ddp540ddp540پیش 4 روز
    • non-baseball fans know Tatis tho

      Ryan's ReactionRyan's Reactionپیش 4 روز
  • Man all these shitty rules is making my blood boil

    Anil KumarAnil Kumarپیش 4 روز
  • Baseball is a shitty sport. Period

    Anil KumarAnil Kumarپیش 4 روز