White Baseball Player Ian Kinsler Creates Firestorm by Criticizing Latino Players for Showboating

IAN KINSLER.

Baseball was invented by white people for the enjoyment of white people. Any young sportsman of color playing baseball is guilty of cultural appropriation and should be burned at the stake.

Detroit News

This isn’t the first time Ian Kinsler’s words have ticked some folks off, and it likely won’t be the last.

The Tigers second baseman took a shot at international baseball players this week, and drew some harsh reactions on social media Wednesday — before Kinsler’s United States team was to play Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles.

Kinsler criticized the style of play of some international players, seemingly speaking about the flair — or what can be referred to as hot-dogging.

“I hope kids watching the WBC 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 told The New York Times. “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.”

These Tweets? Latinos attempting to criminalize being white.

THE KINSLER FAMILY.

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