Astros Player Rebuked for Racist Gesture at World Series

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance Mc Cullers Jr. looks on during a practice for a World Series baseball game Thursday Oct. 26 2017 in Houston Texas. Mc Cullers will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 Friday

But a dark cloud is hanging over Houston's Friday night victory after first baseman Yuli Gurriel made a racist gesture toward Japanese LA Dodgers player Yu Darvish, pulling at the corners of his eyes and appearing to say "Chinito", which is translated as "little Chinese boy". "Notwithstanding Mr. Gurriel's remorse, there needs to be disciplinary consequences to make clear that Major League Baseball is an institution that will not tolerate behavior of this type".

"I understand that people may have different views", Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "[And] I was impressed in my conversation with Yu Darvish by his desire to move forward, and I felt that moving the suspension to the beginning of the season would help in that regard". "I think he's one of the best pitchers in Japan, and I never had success against him". "I was commenting that I did not have any good luck against Japanese pitchers in the United States".

After the game, Darvish called the gesture by Gurriel disrespectful but said he still respected his opponent and that everyone should use it as a learning opportunity. "That includes both you and I". After returning to the dugout, television cameras showed Gurriel making a slant-eyed gesture.




"The two (games ban) that is the standard that had evolved over two or three situations was inadequate", Manfred said.

Gurriel will lose £245,000 of his £9million salary next year, which the Astros will donate to charitable causes.

Game 4 of the World Series will be Saturday night when Charlie Morton starts for Houston. As ESPN's Buster Olney has pointed out, even if Manfred had tried to suspend Gurriel during the World Series, the players' union appeal process would have delayed the suspension until next season anyway. "I wanted the burden of this discipline to fall primarily on the wrongdoer", Manfred said. "And then he made a mistake and then we're just going to learn from it". We're all human beings'. "I would also like to apologize to the Dodgers organization, the Astros, Major League Baseball and to all fans across the game", he said.

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