Tim Anderson (White Sox), who caused a large-scale bench clearing with a rough tag and was even suspended for a fist fight, expressed his apology. However, even in the apology, the dissatisfaction towards Cleveland is visible.
Anderson punched Jose Ramirez in a fight against the Cleveland Guardians on the 6th (Korean time). Bench clearing took place, and a total of six people, including the two players and the coaches of both teams, were sent off.
Ramirez raised his voice that Anderson usually offends opponents with unnecessarily harsh tags. He even pinched that “Anderson has no respect for baseball.” Anderson was suspended for five games for the incident.
Anderson said in front of reporters on the 20th (Korean time), “I put my feelings too far ahead. And that happened. I will keep trying. I will try to become a better person. I will get better, and I will work harder.”
Earlier on the 18th, he posted an apology on Instagram. Even in this apology, the uncomfortable feelings towards Cleveland are revealed.
“I want to apologize to the White Sox, to my teammates, to the coaching staff, and to the fans for being embroiled in what happened in Cleveland,” Anderson said. “This has been a disappointing season for me personally and for the team. I will not comment on that. Those words cannot be an excuse for my words or actions. I will take responsibility for putting my feelings first.”
“Cleveland players are free to say what they want, but I want to say that no player respects baseball as much as I do. After the suspension, I will do my best to help the team and finish the season.”
Anderson had to explain the apology again. He said, “I wanted to talk about my faith. I hope it will be conveyed well to the viewers. I wanted to contain the sincerity.”바카라사이트
The White Sox were stigmatized as a ‘sand grain team’ due to the revelation of Keenan Middleton, who transferred to the Yankees. Middleton argued that the White Sox had no discipline, with rookie relievers sleeping during games and some players indulging in meetings and drills. The White Sox team refuted this head-on. It was also said that Middleton had been pointed out for violating bylaws.
As if conscious of this, Anderson said, “I always tried to set an example, but I didn’t look good (because of the bench clearing). However, I try to lead myself and the people around me in a better direction every day. The club knows who I am and who I am. I think I know how hard you work.”
Meanwhile, Anderson rose to the top spot in American League batting average in 2019. After that, he hit 300 for 4 consecutive years until last year. While he was a franchise star who was selected in the first round by the White Sox in the 2013 draft, he also played for the US national team in the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic).