The 2018 season was a rough one for the Philadelphia Phillies. They lost a lot of games and the clubhouse was not a fun place to be.
Towards the end of the season, according to reports, Santana grabbed a bat and smashed a T.V. in the clubhouse because his teammates were playing Fortnite during the game.
Santana grabbed a bat, retreated to the room at Citizens Bank Park where the gaming took place and smashed the TV to ensure there would be no more “Fortnite” the final two days of the season.
“I see a couple players — I don’t want to say names — they play video games during the game,” Santana told ESPN. “We come and lose too many games, and I feel like they weren’t worried about it. Weren’t respecting their teammates or coaches or the staff or the [front] office. It’s not my personality. But I’m angry because I want to make it good.”
“I don’t know what happened,” Santana said, “But I’ve never seen that in my life—during the game, playing video games. It’s not professional. Each team is everybody all together. I understand we’re eliminated for the season, but you have to have pride.”
After the incident the Phillies implemented new policies for players to be on the field during the National Anthem and for unused pitchers to remain in the dugout or bullpen during the game.