playoffs 2015: Pete Rose questions Josh Donaldson's toughness after exit

On Thursday, Blue Jays sluggers Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista left Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Rangers with minor injuries. Donaldson was kneed in the head by Rougned Odor while sliding into second base and Bautista tweaked his right hamstring. Cliff Pennington took over for Donaldson in the sixth inning, and Dalton Pompey replaced Bautista on defense in the top of the ninth.Both players were removed as a precaution, but Pete Rose, who is working as an analyst for Fox, was dumbfounded, insinuating that today's baseball players are too soft. MORE: ALDS photos | Playoff picks | Ranking the postseason players Here's Pete Rose essentially saying Donaldson and Bautista are soft.— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) October 8, 2015"I just don't understand," Rose said following the Rangers' 5-3 victory. "Does everybody know what we're playing for now? I mean, you get a tweak and you have to leave the game? You get a knee on the head with a helmet on and you gotta leave the game to go take a test that you passed, I mean because you're a little light-headed? I got light-headed how many times in my career? I still went out there and played. I guess it's just different from when I played to when they're playing today, Frank (Thomas, a fellow analyst), I can't see you sliding into second there and leaving the game.

I really can't. And this guy is the MVP." Related News playoffs 2015: Best photos from the American League Division Series Rose is right. It is different today. Concussion protocol is taken much more seriously today, as it should be. With so much on the line, removing Bautista for three defensive outs was the right move. What if he aggravated the hamstring more?But this is why Fox brought on Rose. He doesn't hold back. If only he were more accurate.