Dodgers Pitcher Rich Hill Steps Off Mound To Give Fans More Time To Boo Yuli Gurriel (VIDEO)

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill takes a few moments to ponder the meaning of life in between batters during Game 6 of the World Series. (Image via Getty)

Dodgers starter Rich Hill took his sweet time every time the Astros’ Yuli Gurriel came to the plate in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday. And it was no accident.

Gurriel made a racist gesture after hitting a home run off the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish in Game 3 on Friday. However, Major League Baseball elected not to punish the entire Astros organization by suspending Gurriel for the World Series. Instead, they handed the Cuban-born first baseman a five-game suspension to be served during the 2018 regular season.

The decision regarding Gurriel’s suspension may or may not be reasonable. Either way, the Dodgers or their fans don’t have to be nice to him.

Sure enough, when the World Series returned to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, L.A. fans booed Gurriel without mercy every time he stepped to the plate. And Rich Hill helped by stepping off the mound, kicking dirt off his cleats, and doing everything he possibly could to stall for time.

Take a look:

After the game Hill confirmed that his pause was no coincidence, calling it his “silent gesture” on condemnation.

In the end, Gurriel went 0-for-2 against Hill, and the Dodgers won to force a decisive Game 7.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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