Sunday afternoon saw him get in an odd Twitter spat with none other than Kevin Youkilis. It all began when Youk sent out a simple tweet about mechanics. Note that he did not tag anyone.
Youkilis challenged the concept of some new pitcher training strategies and sent his thought out in the world of social media. Bauer, who is an advocate for using science to train and create new pitches, quoted the tweet and even added a small joke about the odd batting stance of Youkilis.
What this quickly became was a debate between someone relying on science and someone relying predominantly on feel and instinct.
Youkilis even added the classic retired player mantra of saying he would be just fine in today's game, while also implying that data and analytics aren't necessary.
More than anything, this was an odd exchange to see during a football Sunday.