Despite outrage from many members of the Asian American community, Dodger manager Dave Roberts has no problem with delaying the suspension of Yuli Gurriel until next season.
The Houston Astro will be forced to sit out five games next season without pay for making a slant-eyed gesture after hitting a home run against Japanese born player Yu Darvish. Gurriel will be allowed to continue to play in the World Series.
Roberts was born in Japan to a Japanese American mother and African American father.
“I’m happy the commissioner of Major League Baseball dealt with it very swiftly,” said Roberts to Business World. “It gives us all some closure in the sense that it was something that happened. The way that it was dealt with I support.”
Roberts told the Los Angeles Times
Gurriel’s actions were “obviously not acceptable, but left no doubt he supported the commissioner’s decision.
Last night, Gurriel hit a three run homer, his second home run in the series, and later hit a double. The Dodgers loss in 10, 13-12 and trail in the best of 7 series three games to two.
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