Earlier we wrote on the Chicago White Sox sending ace pitcher Chris Sale home after a non-physical incident. Sale was scratched from Saturday’s start against the Detroit Tigers and now we know why.
According to Tommy Stokke, Sale was unhappy with the 1976 throwback uniforms the White Sox were scheduled to wear on Saturday. He was so upset, possibly with the collar, that he started to cut them off of every jersey. He was then sent home.
Not a joke: Source says Sale blowup was because he didn't want to wear throwbacks, so he cut the jerseys up so no one could wear them.
— Tommy Stokke (@StokkeTommy) July 23, 2016
Here are the jerseys the White Sox were supposed to wear:
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 23, 2016
Jeff Passan later confirmed the report:
Yup, it's true. Chris Sale got sent home by White Sox for cutting up a jersey he didn't want to wear. Source confirms @StokkeTommy report.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 24, 2016
Instead, the White Sox are now wearing their 1983 throwbacks that they usually wear on Sundays. The White Sox wore the 1973 throwbacks with a collar last season, as Carlos Rodon got the start.
It is unclear is Sale will start on Sunday or during the Crosstown Classic against the Chicago Cubs.