This is what Gerry Fraley, a Dallas sportswriter, said today.
Here is Gerry Fraley: “Rookie initiations happen in every sport. They range from the rookie reliever having to fill with snacks a backpack intended for young girls and wear it on the walk to the bullpen to hockey’s shaving rituals. It’s part of a bonding experience. By balking, Bryant is telling teammates that he is above it all. That is harmful to team dynamics.”