Royals minor leaguer criticizes Yordano Ventura on Twitter for wearing a Dominican flag

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It’s not a great career move for a dude down in the bush leagues to slam a guy on the big club. It’s especially bad when it has a dumb, jingoistic element to it. But that’s what Royals minor leaguer Zeb Sneed did, with Yordano Ventura as his target.

It came in result to this image, from after last night’s game:

source: Getty Images

Sneed tweeted this in response:

This morning, Sneed apologized:

A “patriot mindset?” “Wording?” Yeah, that’s clearly the problem here. It has nothing to do with him actually thinking that a guy honoring his friend and his country is offensive or somehow undermines America.

Whatever. We now return you to the several more hours of flag-waving patriotism and tributes that remain in this major league season. Those are just dandy.

(h/t to Brew Crew Ball)