Noah Syndergaard lamented baseball's "unwritten rules" and said the game needs to be more exciting in an interview with GQ.
"I think they're pretty stupid, to be honest," Syndergaard said regarding baseball's unwritten rules. "Anything unwritten sounds pretty stupid. I think it's very old school, and I think there needs to be a new-school approach."
The New York Mets right-hander didn't stop there.
"I think baseball has gotten soft, too. I think there should be some more s--t-talking," Syndergaard added. "I agree with what (Trevor) Bauer recently said (about the celebration). He gave up two home runs to (Fernando) Tatis, and Tatis heckled him pretty good. I think that's awesome. I agree with Bauer, that does not warrant somebody to get thrown at."