Tim Anderson got his revenge against the Yankees on Sunday night – and had a special message for fans in the Bronx.
In the final innings of a dramatic series between the Yankees and White Sox in which Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson was accused of taunting Anderson with a racist “Jackie,” the Chicago star hit a homer with Sunday night three races crown the tense weekend. After he crossed home plate, ESPN cameras captured the message he had for Yankees fans, who booed him as he circled bases.
“Everyone damn shut up!” he yelled as he walked back to the dugout.
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It was a cathartic moment for Anderson, who revealed what Donaldson allegedly said to him after Saturday’s game. Donaldson has claimed that by calling Anderson “Jackie,” he referenced a Sports Illustrated story in which the White Sox star called himself “now Jackie Robinson.” White Sox sewer Liam Hendriks called Donaldson’s statement “complete bullshit”.
The benches cleared later in Saturday’s game when White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal came in with Donaldson. The two teams played a doubleheader Sunday after the riot, with Chicago winning both games.
Yankees fans in the Bronx on Sunday seemingly sided with Donaldson by booing Anderson. The shortstop clearly had the last laugh.
Sunday’s results marked a change in direction of the season for both sides; The Yankees had lost just 10 games overall in the season before losing both games, while Chicago, widely predicted to be the AL Central winners, had batted a 19-20 record before winning the doubleheader.
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