Former Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman shares his thoughts on the Anthony Bass issue

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By now we all know the situation surrounding Anthony Bass of the Toronto Blue Jays. The controversial hurler was first banished from Twitter after calling out United Airlines for making his pregnant wife pick up popcorn that their daughter spilled all over the floor.

Now, he uses Instagram, his only remaining form of social media, to share an anti-LGBTQ video explaining the biblical reasons behind boycotting Target and Bud Light. The guy just does not know how to keep some of his views to himself.

But wait! He issued an apology. Kinda. Bass met with Blue Jays media ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Brewers for around 40 seconds, starting his "heartfelt apology" by saying "I'll make this quick". That should tell you all you need to know about how his discussion with the media went. After this, the internet exploded, participating in a collective eyeroll felt throughout social media.

It's worth wondering how Bass's teammates and coaching staff feel about him and his, well, big mouth. As of now, the only player in the game to openly speak out against him is former Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, who took to Twitter to say that he doesn't believe any of Bass's teammates want him in their locker room.

Obviously Stroman, who is now with the Chicago Cubs, can't keep tabs on the Blue Jays locker room, but it's interesting that a colleague on the field spoke out against Bass like this. One would have to think that Stroman is far from the only player to feel this way.

Bass, 35, is currently playing out the third and final year of his extension he signed prior to the 2021 campaign. The Blue Jays could so easily cut bait and move on without being hit hard in the financial department. If he continues his so-so performance on the mound or if he is unable to win back the trust of his team, such a move may be coming sooner rather than later.