Yadier Molina Wants Adam Jones Apology for World Baseball Classic Party Comments

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22:  Yadier Molina #4 of team Puerto Rico reacts after Ian Kinsler #3 (not pictured) of team United States scored a run for a 3-0 lead over Puerto Rico in the fifth inning during Game 3 of the Championship Round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium on March 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The United States beat Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic, but the bad blood has continued.

Puerto Rican catcher Yadier Molina was especially offended by the postgame statements made by American outfielder Adam Jones.

"He really has to get informed because he shouldn't have said those comments, let alone in public and mocking the way [preparations] were made," Molina said, per Marly Rivera of ESPN. "He has to apologize to the Puerto Rican people. Obviously, you wanted to win; he didn't know what this means to [our] people."

During the trophy ceremony after Team USA's 8-0 victory, Jones discussed the extra motivation his team had before the game.

"We got a note that there were some championship shirts made, and we didn't make them," Jones said, per David Adler of MLB.com. "And a flight. That didn't sit well with us. And a parade. That didn't sit well with us. So we did what we had to do."

This turned out to be a bit of a misinterpretation from the United States squad. While the Puerto Rico players had planned a celebration in San Juan, it was apparently set to happen win or lose.

"When we were in Mexico, we told the governor in Puerto Rico that if we made it to the finals, we need [a] plane to get back and celebrate with our people," Carlos Correa explained, per Doug Padilla of ESPN.com.

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That parade went on as planned Thursday, even in the rain:

Puerto Rico entered the title game undefeated with a 7-0 record, but it could not overcome the Americans on their home soil in Dodger Stadium.ย 

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