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White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson says there was no inside joke between he and New...

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson says there was no inside joke between he and New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson relating to Donaldson calling Anderson “Jackie” over the weekend, in reference to Jackie Robinson.

Anderson, talking publicly on Tuesday for the primary time since Main League Baseball punished Donaldson with a one-game suspension, stated the 2 haven’t had a relationship because the first time he referred to as him Jackie, again in 2019.

“He did say that, and I informed him we by no means have to speak once more,” Anderson recalled. “I don’t converse to you, you don’t converse to me, if that’s the way you wish to seek advice from me. I do know, he knew precisely what he was doing as a result of I already informed him.”

Anderson claims whereas Donaldson performed for the Minnesota Twins, the 2 had no contact, however that modified after a tough slide into third base by the shortstop in a sport in Chicago between the 2 groups. The 2 gamers had phrases that evening after which once more this previous weekend in New York, resulting in Donaldson calling Anderson “Jackie” as soon as once more.

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Donaldson stated the “Jackie” remark was in reference to a 2019 interview with Sports activities Illustrated by which Anderson described himself as feeling like “right this moment’s Jackie Robinson” in how he’s “getting to a degree the place I would like to vary the sport.” Donaldson stated it was a reference about which he has “joked round” with Anderson prior to now.

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Decide stated Donaldson made “a mistake.” And the league, in suspending Donaldson, felt his remark was “disrespectful and in poor judgment.”

Anderson was requested if he felt the one-game suspension and effective was applicable.

“It’s out of my management, so I’m cool with no matter,” Anderson stated. “I might care much less in regards to the suspension.”

White Sox common supervisor Rick Hahn was equally imprecise about his opinion on the punishment however was more than pleased along with his group’s response to the incident, each on and off the sector. A day after the Donaldson remark, the White Sox swept the Yankees in a doubleheader.

“Tremendously pleased with the best way teammates coalesced round TA this weekend,” Hahn stated. “The help that was proven each on the sector and within the clubhouse was exceptional.”

Anderson’s three-run dwelling run in Sport 2 was a spotlight for the All-Star shortstop. Some Yankees followers had been chanting “Jackie” throughout a few of his at-bats that day.

“It was fairly dope for me to close them up,” he stated.

Anderson stated he hasn’t heard from the Yankees or Donaldson, and that’s simply effective with him.

“I’m not in search of no friendship or relationship from that behalf,” he stated. “I’m going to maintain enjoying laborious and being an amazing teammate.”

Anderson indicated he’s heard from all corners of the baseball world and is appreciative of the “love and help” he has obtained. He was requested if he thought Donaldson at the least obtained a message from the league after being punished.

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“I hope so,” Anderson stated.

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