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Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale apologizes, sort of

Posted by Betonline team on 7/28/2016 1:00:25 AM
Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale apologizes, sort of Originally posted to Flickr as Chris Sale

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is a bit of a hot head but at least he stands up for himself.

Sale apologized for cutting up hideous throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to play in during a game against the Detroit Tigers. However, he does not regret doing it.

The 1970s White Sox throwbacks are among the ugliest in sports. However, Sale was not upset about making a fashion statement. The uniforms are bulky and hot and he feared that they would disrupt his mechanics.

He complained about them. And then before the game the White Sox cut up sliced and diced the entire team’s uniforms during a fit of rage.

Sale was fined and suspended five games by the club. Teams make players wear throwback uniforms for marketing and sales purposes. The entire wardrobe cost the team $12,000 but there were hundreds of thousands of dollars that might have been lost in sales to the public.

“I have regret, because I play 33 times a year at most in the regular season,” Sale told MLB.com. “So I put a lot of emphasis on when I play and I take a lot of pride in the work that I do. When I can’t or don’t do that, yeah, I have disappointment in myself for not being there for my guys.” However Sale defended standing up for himself.

“Do I regret standing up for what I believe in? Absolutely not,” he said. “Do I regret saying business should not be first before winning? Absolutely not?”

Sale is on the trading block and his incident should not affect his trade value. The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly are willing to part with prospects, including left-handed pitcher Julio Urias. They are more desperate because ace Clayton Kershaw is out and might require season-ending back surgery.

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