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Dodgers pitcher didn’t appreciate POTUS support during World Series. Here’s his childish response.

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Los Angeles  Rich Hill apparently did not appreciate President Donald Trump standing up for him in a tweet during the World Series.

In fact, Hill ripped the president over the tweet criticizing a move that pulled the player out of the the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series.

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With a four-run lead and after holding off the Boston Red Sox in the game Saturday, Hill was pulled by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts in the seventh inning.

Fox News reported:

Hill walked Xander Bogaerts and struck out Eduardo Nunez for the first out of the frame before Roberts lifted his left-handed starter after 91 pitches. The Red Sox scored nine runs in the final three innings against the Dodgers bullpen, winning 9-6 to move to within one game of the franchise’s fourth World Series title since 2004.


Roberts’ decision sparked debate on Twitter as even Trump weighed in.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “Hill at first breathed deeply and said little about the tweet,” when asked the next day.

“There was a mass shooting yesterday,” he said, referring to the tragic massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were murdered.

“I understand you’re watching the World Series, but there was a huge tragedy that happened and people will say what they want to say,” Hill said.

“The focus, in my opinion, of the president is to be on the country, and not on moves that are made in a World Series game,” he added.

The president had previously tweeted a message about the “assault on humanity.”

Roberts noted that although he was aware of the president’s tweet, he didn’t give it too much thought.

“There’s a lot of thoughts and opinions that people don’t have all the information, which is commonplace these days,” he said, “to cultivate opinions and get out there. So, for me, it’s noise, and I really haven’t paid too much attention to it.”

Roberts also had to defend his decision to remove Hill, saying the pitcher had told him before the seventh inning to “keep an eye on me.”

“You’re in the World Series,” Hill said Sunday. “You’re having an act of selflessness. When I say ‘keep an eye on me,’ I never said ‘tired.’ I never said I wanted to come out of the game. I’ve never, ever wanted to come out of a game.”

“You’re thinking about the 25 guys, and understanding that, if things get haywire out there, and saying, hey, if there is a better option coming out of the bullpen, I’m going to be on board with that, because of the gravity of the situation,” he added. “To have an act of selflessness in this moment is what it’s all about. At the end of the day, the move was made, and it didn’t fall in our favor.”

The debate on Twitter continued as users sparred over whether the president was wrong to tweet his comments when he did.

Frieda Powers


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