MLB Suspend Josh Donaldson For One Game For "Jackie" Comment

 New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson was suspended by Major League Baseball for calling White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson "Jackie" short for Jackie Robinson. 

Tim Anderson did not like being called "Jackie" and believed it had some racial undertones. Donaldson claims he was just joking and did not mean to offend Tim Anderson at all. 

"There is no dispute over what was said on the field. Regardless of Mr. Donaldson's intent, the comment he directed toward Mr. Anderson was disrespectful and in poor judgment, particularly when viewed in the context of their prior interactions. In addition, Mr. Donaldson's remark was a contributing factor in a bench-clearing incident between the teams, and warrants discipline." - Michael Hill, MLB's senior vice president for on-field operations

White Sox pitching coach Ethan Katz does not think the one-game suspension was enough.

"Just one game. We all saw his malice at third a week ago, then this comment with the ridiculous excuse that followed. What's the point or message behind a 1 game suspension? This is incredibly disappointing and plain frustrating," - Ethan Katz


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