Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sale Says Jersey Sales More Important Than Winning

Deadspin:  "White Sox Scratch Chris Sale After He Reportedly Cuts Up Throwback Jerseys"'

Chris Sale was scheduled to start tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers, but the Chicago White Sox scratched the lefty at the last minute. The team said in a statement that Sale was removed because of an incident in the clubhouse that was “non-physical in nature.”

Multiple reports say that Sale was mad about the throwback jerseys for tonight’s game. According to Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports, the pitcher cut up the uniforms so they were unusable:

Sources say: Sale cut up throwbacks during batting practice. Upset that, in his view, PR and jersey sales were more important than winning.

White Sox throwback uniform 1

White Sox throwback uniform 2


Leland said...

Did Sale decide to take less money in his contract?

Lem said...

Probably not. He's very good thought. I know that. The Red Sox could use a starter like him right now.

ndspinelli said...

I've seen Sale pitch a couple times. My kind of pitcher. He goes right after hitters, works quickly, and is a bit flaky..consummate southpaw.