Royals MLB: Jose Bautista, Rougned Odor Brawl About Colliding Cultures
Did Jose Bautista Show Up The Rangers?
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Bautista told reporters after the game that he had no intent to show anyone up. He had an emotional reaction to a big moment. I believe him. His actions don’t appear calculated at all. Bautista is also a Latin American player where the culture is different. Such displays are common in Latin American baseball tournaments.
Under the rush of the game turning-moment, Bautista emotions overwhelmed the MLB cultural overlay and he reacted.
Last fall, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters how he instilled traditional baseball values in his young players:
Yost explained how he drew the line between healthy emotion and disrespecting the game and the opponent with his young KC Royals team. Certainly, he was successful. Despite the Kansas City Royals pulling off more multi-run comebacks than any team in baseball history in one post-season, his team stayed within the bounds of traditional baseball values on the game’s biggest stage.
Now we come back to yesterday’s brawl between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, which was clearly fueled by last fall’s events:
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