Jeremy Guthrie faced some king-sized backlash Tuesday night.
Guthrie, who guided the Kansas City Royals to victory over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, sported an interesting — albeit harmless — shirt during his postgame press conference. It didn’t sit well with Orioles fans on Twitter, prompting the Royals pitcher to issue an apology early Wednesday morning after realizing he sparked social media outrage. [tweet https://twitter.com/theBGrass/status/522227842554556416 align=’center’]
Guthrie’s ALCS shirt plays on Chris Brown’s song, “Loyal.” A real dagger through the heart of O’s fans is that Guthrie spent five seasons with Baltimore from 2007 to 2011, during which the club finished in last place in the AL East on four separate occasions.
Guthrie issued two apologies on Twitter, though the second one has since been deleted.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Guthrie’s deleted tweet read, “My positive feelings for the Charm City, O’s organization, my former teammates and O’s fans is well documented. Nothing I wore changes that.”
Let’s face it, though. The Royals now are one win away from advancing to the World Series. The Orioles are not. Sometimes, the truth hurts.
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