I know, we're obsessed with Sale lately, partly because we read about the Rangers being interested in him, and that peaked our interest because as you know, we need pitching and the Yankees could use a guy like Sale. But many are wondering at what price?
Anyway...yesterday we wrote SALE COULD BE SOLD because he was scratched from a game he was supposed to start in. Speculation would lead you to "Hmm, maybe he's about to get traded" at least that was the editorial stance of Bleeding Yankee Blue. To who, we had no idea.
And so we waited and waited and now this was sent out by the White Sox:
Further reportingby Ken Rosenthal suggests this and was reported by the Chicago Tribune:Official: Chris Sale has been scratched from tonight’s scheduled start.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 23, 2016
"Ken Rosenthal, an MLB reporter for FOX and an MLB Network insider, tweeted that Sale was unhappy with the 1976 throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear, saying they were uncomfortable. As a result, Rosenthal reported, Sale cut up the jerseys during batting practice and was "upset that, in his view, PR and jersey sales were more important than winning."
I love this kind of thing, but I gotta tell you a quick story and it holds no matter what age you are...
My son was uncomfortable one day throwing a bullpen with his pitching coach. The mound had a huge hole in his landing spot and he couldn't get proper footing. He told the pitching coach and the pitching coach looked him straight in the eye and said, "You know what? When this kind of thing happens, and you're in a game, while not perfect, you gotta try and readjust, suck it up, and stop being a pussy." He was 12 at the time. My son smiled, readjusted and grinded through it.
That's about right... you know what I mean?