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Drew Who?

Jorge Soler has no idea who starting pitcher and teammate Drew Smyly is, proves there’s no “we” in team

August 11, 2021

Each year, we sports-fan plebes are sold the same line of bull team to team, league to league, sport to sport: Your team—the one you shed blood, sweat, and tears for on an annual basis—is like a family. They ride with each other, they die with each other. Sure, sometimes they fight, but what family doesn’t? This video of Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler, however, is proof that everything we’ve been told is a lie. Fire up the cringe machines, America.

That’s Soler after Tuesday night’s hard fought 3-2 victory over the Reds, which pulled the Braves to within one game of the NL East-leading Phillies. In that game, starting pitcher Drew Smyly pitched six great innings, giving up just two earned runs on two hits. When asked about Smyly’s performance, Soler had just one question:

Drew who?

OK, so obviously we are not going to sit here and pretend like we can translate Spanish. Soler could be saying “monster truck root beer float” and we would be like yep, the weather really has been humid. But we know the international symbol for “I DON’T WHAT THE HELL WE’RE TALKING ABOUT” when we see it, and this is that:

Needless to say, Soler owes Smyly a burger and a beer after this one. Who knows, they might even wind up being best friends. Stranger things, especially in baseball, have happened.