Rather, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports cited a source who noted a "blowup" occurred because Sale "didn't want to wear throwbacks, so he cut the jerseys up so no one could wear them."
Naturally, Twitter had a field day with the strange story.
The White Sox released a statement on Twitter before the game, attempting to explain what happened without delving into the specifics that social media found so humorous:
CBS Sports tried to re-enact the scene:
Justin Fenton of the Baltimore Sun had some fun with the cutting angle:
Jonah Keri of CBS Sports approved of Chicago's throwbacks:
Fans of the rival Cubs enjoyed the storyline from the city's South Side, as Bleacher Nation's Brett Taylor indicated:
Jesse Spector of Sporting News connected the Sale incident to the other big weekend story in baseball:
Here's the best of the rest:
Even if Sale goes on to win the American League Cy Young Award, many baseball fans will likely remember Saturday's incident as the biggest story involving the ace this season.