The World Series has been quite the firestorm, but things really got heated up several days ago ago when a certain Astros’ player made fun of a certain Dodgers’ pitcher in what has been described as a “horrible racist gesture”. It was indeed a quick, slight gesture, but it ended up handing him a 5-game suspension next year that’ll also cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay.
So who was it, and what did he do exactly? It was Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel, and he used his hands to slant his eyes after hitting a home run off of Dodgers’ Darvish, giving the Astros a 1-0 lead. Darvish is Japanese, and as we pointed out in our last article, he is the only #5 FEIR player on either team (that we know of). So, can anyone guess Yuli’s Brain Type? Who might be the most prone to act in the moment without thinking things through? Who enjoy a good laugh by sometimes poking fun of people in life without necessarily trying to hurt their feelings? Yes, the #1 FEAR, which is Gurriel’s Brain Type.
If one could spend just a little time in an MLB locker room (or any sport for that matter), one would quickly be enlightened to not only the frequent filthy talk, but also the many ethnic or “racist” slurs and jabs players let loose on each other without batting an eye. Blacks on whites, whites on blacks, browns on whites, etc. … it goes both ways and in all directions. Certainly, there is no justification for what Gurriel did, but the fact of the matter is that he was just one of the boys who got caught doing it. Others are more discreet (albeit tactical #13 FCIRs). Gurriel was certainly sorry for the gesture, but told reporters he didn’t think anyone would take it too seriously. “I didn’t think anybody would think (bad) about what I meant with all those kinds of things like that. I offer my apologies to baseball and anyone offended.”
So what was Darvish’s response? Classic #5 FEIR, who try to stay positive in life and not make mountains out of molehills. He told reporters, “What he had done today isn’t right, but I believe we should put our effort into learning rather than to accuse him. If we can take something from this, that is a giant step for mankind. Since we are living in such a wonderful world, let’s stay positive and move forward instead of focusing on anger.”
Well stated, Yu Darvish.
Written by: Staff
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