Chris Sale Was Sent Home For Cutting Up Team’s Uniforms Last Night

Chris Sale

In an attempt at spicing up what has become another incredibly disappointing season on the South Side, the Chicago White Sox have trotted out in more alternate uniforms than the Oregon Ducks this season.

Saturday, however, on what was supposed to be an ode to the disco era with their “leisure suit” style uniform, finally pushed ace pitcher, and possible trade target for most contending MLB teams, Chris Sale over the edge.

From ESPN:

According to ESPN and multiple reports, Sale expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox’s 1976 navy, collared throwbacks, and the matter escalated from there, leading to a confrontation with a member of Chicago’s front office. The team then decided to send Sale home from U.S. Cellular Field.

In fairness to the ace left-hander, those uniforms are worse than the Maryland Football “state flag” alternates, which I didn’t think was humanly possible. Sale, sporting the best ERA of any left-handed starter in the American League, is one of the hottest names in the trade market, with the White Sox said to be asking a king’s ransom for their starting pitcher. This won’t do anything to help the Sox steal a team’s farm system in the next week, though.

Hopefully Sale’s resistance to aesthetically grotesque uniforms does not spread to college football players. Just in case it does, the equipment managers for Notre Dame’s “shamrock series” need be prepared.

[via ESPN]

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    1. HJManson

      Sale also doesn’t even have the best ERA of left handed pitchers on the White Sox let alone the AL, and he clearly forgot about Cole Hamels and Drew Pomeranz.

      8 years ago at 10:38 am
  1. lax bro6294

    If only he handled this like Adam LaRoche, the situation could’ve been diffused. In all seriousness though, he deserves to be on a team that actually provides run support.

    8 years ago at 10:36 am
  2. Frocket Launcher

    Very interesting story developing with all this Chris Sale shenanigans but the bigger story here is you saying the white sox are on the north side. Fuck you and learn about Americas past time you uncultured swine

    8 years ago at 10:39 am
    1. SteveHoltOnDrugs

      One should not call another an ‘uncultured swine’ when one does not know how to spell ‘pastime.’ Shithead.

      8 years ago at 11:42 am
  3. Hoosier Fucking Daddy

    I love that this is the only national attention the White Sox get. The joke of them being no more than a mediocre franchise and little brother to the Cubs will never not be funny.

    8 years ago at 10:40 am
      1. Hoosier Fucking Daddy

        you are correct, but everyone living in early November will be around when the Cubs were champs

        8 years ago at 1:39 am
  4. GoodbyeNormalStreet

    I think this is more about if you’re going to trade me then I’m going to screw you back and make sure you get less value than jersey discomfort

    8 years ago at 10:47 am
  5. BobMotherFuckingBarker

    In all my years of following the Mets and jets, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more ridiculously absurd clubhouse story than this, and my starting quarterback got punched in the face by a practice squad linebacker

    8 years ago at 11:07 am