Tim Anderson (White Sox)카지노, the bench-clearing hero who turned the field into a boxing ring, has spoken out in a tongue-in-cheek message. He avoided an interview, but instead wrote a meaningful post on Twitter (X).
The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Cavaliers engaged in a massive bench-clearing brawl that led to a chaotic game at Progressive Field on Saturday. It started in the sixth inning when key Cleveland player Jose Ramirez slid into second base. Anderson, the White Sox shortstop who received the throw from the outfield, tagged Ramirez, who complained that the tag was unnecessarily rough.
White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopeck (right) tries to tackle Ramirez.
It started as an argument, but ended in a brawl. As Ramirez stood up and raised his voice, Anderson dropped his glove and assumed a boxer’s stance, throwing a hard right hand first. Ramirez sidestepped it and countered with a right hook. A flurry of punches followed.
After Anderson was taken to the dugout, the second round began. An argument between the managers turned into a real brawl. As White Sox manager Pedro Griffol and Cleveland manager Terry Francona shouted at each other, other players began to get agitated. The bench-clearing continued into the third inning, when Cleveland third base coach Emmanuel Classe and third base coach Mike Sabo started yelling at the White Sox.
Ramirez and Anderson were ejected after a fistfight. The managers of both teams, Griffol and Francona, were ejected for reigniting the flames. Sabo and Klassen were also ejected.
White Sox manager Pedro Griffol (left) and Cleveland third base coach Mike Sabo.
After the game, Ramirez was vocal about Anderson’s routine disrespectful play, such as the overly rough tag. He said, “Anderson disrespected baseball. It’s not just yesterday or today. It’s always been like that. I’ve told him before not to do this. I told him not to tag me like this because it’s a disrespectful play,” he explained. “He came out looking for a fight, so I have to be able to defend myself,” he said.
Anderson did not speak to reporters after the game and went home. Seven days later, he sent out nine tweets that appeared to refer to the incident.
“I know everything happens for a reason…”
“We’re focusing on the wrong things‥”
“I got caught up in it for a while…”
“Kick me until I fall down.”
“A lot of XX’s have changed.” #fakes
“And who was the one who sounded like a loser‥”
“You guys screwed me over.”
“You better watch me put you down.”
“Looking at the big picture…”
Meanwhile, it looks like the feud between the two teams will continue into next year. Game 6 was the final meeting of the season between the White Sox and Cleveland. This season, the White Sox led the series 8-5.