Nobody likes a hypocrite. Welcome to hypocrite city, Ian Kinsler. Bat flips are a big topic in baseball. Some people are for them. Some people are against them. We just aren’t so sure which side Kinsler is on.
Thursday Night, Kinsler hit what would be the winning home run against the Pirates:
Great bat flip. Here’s the issue. Kinsler is already on record for not liking player emotion on the field. Maybe he just doesn’t like emotion when it comes from players who aren’t white:
“I hope kids watching the W.B.C. can watch the way we play the game and appreciate the way we play the game as opposed to the way Puerto Rico plays or the Dominican plays,” Kinsler was quoted as saying. “That’s not taking anything away from them. That just wasn’t the way we were raised. They were raised differently and to show emotion and passion when you play. We do show emotion; we do show passion. But we just do it in a different way.”
So we know right off the bat here, Kinsler is racist. It’s that that and or is a total hypocrite. Probably the first one. Players across baseball starting attacking Tim Anderson for his epic bat flips. Haven’t heard one word about Kinsler’s bat flip from players. Looks like they are cool with it. So it’s because Tim Anderson is black, right? It’s a disgusting world we live in. Nobody should have an issue with bat flips. If you do, go eat shit.
Randal Grichuck sent this tweet out after a Tim Anderson bat flip. Haven’t heard him say anything about Kinsler’s though. Wonder why? Baseball needs to take action.
Kinsler is the last person that should open up his mouth