Mark Townsend

  • Royals minor leaguer critical of Yordano Ventura wearing Dominican flag following Game 6, later apologizes

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew1 day ago

    So much for organizational camaraderie or human compassion.

    After Yordano Ventura's gem of a pitching performance in World Series Game 6, which the Kansas City Royals won 10-0 to force a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday, a Royals minor leaguer named Zeb Sneed took to Twitter to criticize Ventura for wearing and displaying the Dominican flag over his back during postgame interviews.

    Get that Dominican flag off your back Ventura, this is america! #america #royals

    As most of the viewers were aware, Ventura dedicated his Game 6 performance to Oscar Taveras, who was killed along with his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, in an automobile crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Taveras, 22, was a blooming star out of the Dominican just like Ventura. 

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