TAMPA – A group of professional athletes take a serious issue seriously.
Seems elementary enough, right? However, in the case of Yankees and Domingo Germans, it has caused a nervous feeling. We are not accustomed to teammates, as many Yankees are warming up to each other, now on to the German, the pitcher who violates Major League Baseball’s domestic-violence protocol for an 81-game suspension Wants to return from
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As he attempts to rehabilitate his baseball career, the German trust will operate in losses – “skating on thin ice”, as Luke Voight put it on Wednesday – with those he needs most.
The German took his next step on Wednesday by speaking at a Zoom news conference, and the 28-year-old handled the task smoothly. Through an interpreter, the Dominican Republic native took responsibility for his actions on September 16, 2019, and admitted that he “has to show that I can definitely be a better person and do my tasks for myself.” I can speak. “
The session lasted for more than 30 minutes, less than an hour after 1:40 pm, with Wyatt saying his news broadcast German quote of the day, “We have his back, but he’s skating on thin ice.” Have been and need to get their lives together. “For good measure, Voit said:” She messed up. A lot of people see her differently now, but I believe in other opportunities, And the boy deserves a second chance. “
Giancarlo Stanton, speaking more diplomatically, said, “In the clubhouse, there are difficult things for all of us, some much worse than others. But it is our job to support the right way when given the opportunity.”
Throw in the words of Zac Britton from last week – “Sometimes you don’t get to control who your partners are and that’s the situation” – and you have a clear picture of what the Germans would have faced a difficult climb is.
Although one is not impossible. Both Voyt and Stanton drew their criticism with words of support, and on Wednesday, the Germans, who apologized to their peers on Tuesday, praised Britton for “really good advice on how I can improve” and Britton’s Helped to understand the sharp rhetoric.
“Aaron Boen said of the Germans,” they have earned enough to stay here and compete and be part of this team. “Now the proof is in the daily life that he goes.
We do not usually hear such strictures from teammates when a player returns from a long suspension, whether it is domestic violence or illegal performance enhancing drugs. When the Mets re-signed Jose Reyes in 2016, Reyes drew a 52-game suspension for domestic-violence penalties, while team captain David Wright, along with the Rockies, called Reyes’ actions “awful, awful “Said, fully supported unconditionally. Decision. He loved the sinner and hated the sin, the standard game in these situations.
When the Astros traded for Blue Jayce’s Roberto Osuna in 2018, amid Osuna’s 75-game domestic-violence suspension, veteran Houston pitcher Justin Verlander did not look thrilled, telling reporters: “It’s a tough situation. I think the thing for us to remember here is that the details have not been revealed. We don’t know the whole story. “
To reiterate a recent point, the Yankees know the most, if not all, German story. They lived through it in real time. It had been a few weeks before the postseason, that it certainly hurt the team’s chances to beat the Astro in the American League (they were not), no matter the big picture, yet the German had to say that. Forced, in his press conference: “When my team needed it most in 2019, before we started the playoffs, I was not there for them. And for this, I apologize to you. “
The Yankees appear willing to forgive not forgetting the players. Trying to make it work without pressing the reset button.
They are taking it seriously. good for them. If they can take advantage of this seriousness to help the Germans bring back their lives and reestablish their commercial viability? Even better.