In the wake of the cheating allegations surrounding the Houston Astros, multiple parties have weighed in with their takes on the situation, and this includes Cubs starter Yu Darvish. He stated that this past season, he had noticed "weird behavior" from batters. Bleacher Nation then tweeted out a video showing Darvish stepping off the mound in a matchup against Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers, stating that he stepped off the mound because Yelich's "eyes move first...I'm not sure what he is trying to do."
Darvish then went on to elaborate that he wasn't trying to accuse the Brewers of stealing signs, rather that he was just stating what he had noticed in terms of batter behavior. Darvish made a minor grammar mistake, saying "your" instead of "you're" and when he responded to try to clarify that, it may have accidentally caused more confusion, as some mistakenly thought he was saying that Yelich indeed was stealing signs, but this was not the case.
you are😩— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) November 15, 2019
That didn't stop Yelich from sounding off on Darvish with quite a harsh response, a response that was so harsh that some were shocked at the nature of it.
Be better than this. Nobody needs help facing you https://t.co/DlUDwjJn4X— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) November 15, 2019
MLB free agent Josh Donaldson chimed in, humorously stating that he could definitely use some help hitting off of Darvish and jokingly asked for what tips Yelich might have.
💀 I could use some help off him whatcha got?— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) November 15, 2019
Darvish then retweeted a few tweets that illustrated the point he was trying to make.
FWIW, Darvish is a mild-mannered guy and he wasn't accusing Yelich of anything:https://t.co/mYFuVCPqwH— Tim Stebbins (@tim_stebbins) November 15, 2019
Because he was responding to someone and having an actual conversation. He was explaining what his perspective was he didn't feel comfortable with yelich eyes moving. so he stepped off. He never once blamed the brewers and it wouldn't be a topic if it wasn't for the astros— El Kevo (@Kevin_k23) November 15, 2019
Darvish also responded to Donaldson, saying that he doesn't think the third baseman needs any help hitting off of him either.
I don't think you need help either. https://t.co/9jKpUwcx2Q— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) November 15, 2019
At the end of the Darvish seems to be in a good place, and from his Twitter interactions, it is clear that he was not as upset or offended over the situation as Yelich was.
Christian Yelich to Yu Darvish on Twitter, 'Nobody needs help facing you' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago