Marcus Stroman has made it clear where he stands on the Tim Anderson issue.
Anderson, the stud White Sox shortstop, was suspended for one game by the MLB for reportedly using a racial remark in an on-field conflict during Chicago's game Wednesday against the Royals.
Now, the Blue Jays starter has released a powerful statement in support of Anderson, saying "you can't suspend someone for language."
Stroman is approaching this from a perspective beyond just baseball. For the pitcher, this issue is about more than just the game of baseball.
Thus, this issue could get even more controversial in the coming days as the debate rages on. Cultural issues are always more complex, and this situation could expand to encompass much more than just the baseball world.
It wasn't the bat flip after all https://t.co/BiRGKXtDDV— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) April 19, 2019
One thing's for sure: the issue isn't likely to quell the fire in Anderson as a ballplayer.
The shortstop has been red hot this year, totaling 4 home runs and 12 RBI thus far in addition to hitting above .400, and with some extra motivation thanks to the MLB, you can be sure Anderson is going to be even more motivated to dismantle opposing pitchers from now on.