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MLB Delayed Suspension of Yuli Gurriel Angers Asian American Bloggers

Yuli Gurriel Slant Eye
By Louis Chan
AsamNews National Correspondent


We don’t give a f*ck about Asians.

That’s the boldface caption underneath pictures of Yuli Gurriel and the baseball commissioner published in YOMYOMF in response to the delayed suspension of Gurriel for his   racist slant eyed gesture in game three of the World Series.

Gurriel will be suspended for five games at the start of next season and will not be disqualified for any World Series games. The Player’s Union immediately announced that Gurriel would not appeal his suspension

Going against the adage you win as a team, you lose as a team, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred explained suspending Gurriel for any World Series games would be unfair to the rest of the Astros team,

By now you’ve likely heard Gurriel hit a home run in game 3 and followed that by stretching the folds of his eyes in an apparent gesture toward Yu Darvesh, a Dodger pitcher of Japanese and Iranian descent.

Reaction was swift to the suspension from the Asian American community.

Ed Diokno in his Views from the Edge blog condemned the delayed punishment.

“Sorry MLB, you missed the opportunity to really make a strong statement,” he wrote.  “Apparently, it is still OK to make fun of Asians. Imagine the uproar if he had poked fun against an African American player?”

Angry Asian Man Phil Yu had a similar response.

“Major League Baseball’s official position on the slant eye: it’s bad, but not that bad. And you wonder, whether it’s pro baseball players or kids in the school yard, why people still think it’s okay to pull this sh*t.”

However, the strongest rebuke came from Philip of YOMYOMF.

“How does this even make sense? It’s like if we convicted a murderer but said, “hey, murderer dude, you don’t have to start serving your sentence until next spring so we’ll see you then. ”

Houston fans gave Gurriel a standing ovation when he made his first appearance at the plate in game four.

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  1. RE:MLB delayed suspension of Yuki Gurriel Angers Asian American Bloggers: Houston gave him a standing ovation. Says a lot about Houston supporting racial taunts against Asians. SMH.


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