KEN ROSENTHAL is a pretty decent, solid baseball reporter for Fox Sports. He tweeted on the last day of the Trade Deadline that Yasiel Puig had been told of his demotion, and that Puig had thrown a fit and stormed off. Seems plausible, but it wasn’t true. Puig wasn’t even at the stadium – so the source, for lack of a better phrase was “full of shit”. I published a Yasiel Cartoon of a Puig Bobblehead with the head off the spring, and the above cartoon the next day… except this isn’t the cartoon I published first. I tweeted out a cartoon mocking Rosenthal (actually mocking Trumps lack of common sense and fact checking) with a spelling error.
I fixed it, by deleting the first one, and putting this one up. God’s punishment methinks. I’ve been kinda mean lately… but isn’t that what cartoonists do?
CHRIS SALE is one of the best pitchers in Baseball and he seems to be one of the most arrogant jerks as well. He cut up all the throwback jersey because they felt “uncomfortable”. 5 days suspension. He’s back and likely on the trade block.
Collaterally, the jerseys he cut up are hideous. They should be permanently retired to the garbage bin.
(Appeared in SI Online and in LANG newspapers)
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale apparently doesn’t have an off-switch or adult self control. This past Saturday, Sale was scheduled to start. The White Sox had a “Throwback” Day, at which players had to wear uniforms from the 1980’s. Sale didn’t like the uniform so he did what any 2 year old would do… he threw a fit, and cut up his uniform with scissors. Then he voiced his displeasure at a team official, in the form a yelling at the official. To be clear, the uniforms Sale refused to wear are hideous. The Sox should retire, permanently the jerseys in question but that’s not the point. Sale acted like a Brat, who needs a time-out.
He got what he wanted. Sorta. His petulance cost him a five day suspension, and all of Baseball commentators calling him a big baby. I suspect Sale is like many really good athletes who have been handed everything in life. They treat the world as annoyances just occupying their space, and if the athlete doesn’t like something, they lash out. Sale needs to grow up. Maybe getting his pay docked and suspended for 5 games will do it. Maybe not.
Harper is making baseball fun again. He got ejected and after a walk-off HR by a teammate he flipped off the Umpire for a little bit ‘O fun.
Classy Dude. Rumor is he was a jerk even before everyone knew he was a jerk.
The irony of Barry Bonds being hired, and then, within months, Dee Gordon being busted for PEDs is too rich to imagine.