The 2012 team came at a special time in my life. It was the last summer before I started working 60 hours a week. I didn’t have a car, a full-time job or anything close to actual adult obligations.
I am not advocating for Gurriel to give up his culture or beliefs or anything of the sort. A matter of fact the diversity of America is one of the things that makes it the greatest country to ever exist. But it should just be crystal clear to everyone that comes to America that “old habits die hard.” Our country has clearly had issues with racism but every single day is a step in the right direction to eradicate racism from our country. Every incident like this one should be met with strong condemnation and I applaud MLB for doing so.