Yuli Gurriel Suspended 5 2018 Games for Racist Gesture; Avoids World Series Suspension
Last night during Game 3 of the World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel got things rolling when he knocked one out of the park to give the Astros an early lead. Then he went and celebrated in the worst way possible.
In the dugout, Yuli did a ‘slant-eye’ motion that was apparently directed at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, and social media wanted blood.
They got it, too, but not right away.
BREAKING: MLB suspends Astros’ Yuri Gurriel for five games next season for making racist gesture at Dodgers’ Yu Darvish
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) October 28, 2017
It should be noted that a suspension during the World Series was highly unlikely anyway, since the appeals process would’ve lasted the entire series and likely carried over into the offseason—basically resulting in him being suspended next season when it’s all said and done.
Here’s that video:
— Krusty Sox Sports (@KrustySoxSports) October 28, 2017