‘It’s Just Brutal’: Red Sox’s Kenley Jansen Takes Jab At MLB Over ‘Embarrassing’ Slick Baseballs

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Needless to say, Kenley Jansen isn’t happy.

The right-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox came into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels with a two-run advantage. Well, things didn’t go well at the beginning. Jansen got started with Logan O’Hoppe getting hit to lead things off. Afterwards, he then gave up a single and a walk, which led to Anthony Rendon getting a sacrifice fly. Following the struggles, Jansen then struck out Luis Rengifo and Mike Trout to rack up his fourth save of the season.

But uh … Jansen wasn’t necessarily happy about it after the game.

“I got to get better, but also if you’re playing in the cold weather, windy, and you get pearls balls out there that’s not rubbed well, I don’t know where the ball’s going,” Jansen complained after the game about the balls apparently being slick, per the Associated Press. (RELATED: Fan Of The Year: Guy Pulls Off Genius Move With Manny Machado’s HR Ball, And Then Gives Brilliant Interview After)

“I don’t hit guys, I don’t walk people this much. And I start to get frustrated.” said Jansen. “Any balls that came, I just throw it back till when I find a good ball. And it’s just brutal.”

Jansen continued.

“It’s embarrassing. It’s been a while I’ve been playing in this league and, from the beginning of my career until now, it’s getting worse.”

He closed out by saying that “it’s been an issue the whole year.”

You’ve got NASCAR with their tires and now MLB with their baseballs (and not to mention the NFL getting more bubblegum) … what’s going on with sports?