Commentary: On biggest stage, MLB, Astros dropped the ball
We hear it all the time: An athlete breaks a team rule – misses a meeting, breaks a curfew – and they’re suspended. “Shouldn’t have done that,” the coach says. “You hurt the rest of your team.” In Game 3 of the World Series, cameras caught Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel making a racist gesture and uttering a racial slur. Whether his intent was malicious or not isn’t the issue. It was offensive to many. It was inappropriate. As baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said, “There is no place in our game for the behavior or any behavior like the behavior we witnessed last night.”