Chris Sale Scratched from Start: Twitter Reacts to SP Reportedly Cutting Jerseys

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 24, 2016

FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during a baseball game in Seattle. Sale has been scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers after he was involved in what the team says was a
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Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale did not make his scheduled start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, but it wasn't because he was traded or injured.

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.

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