Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he will bench players who don’t stand for the national anthem. But what are the legal implications of him doing so?
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team’s policy that bars players from playing if they “disrespect” the flag was put in place last season, and clarified that not standing at attention during the anthem is what he considers disrespectful and unacceptable.
In Game 2, Sabathia was effective while Kluber had his worst start of the year. Sabathia pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits and two earned runs.
Kluber, the AL Cy Young Award favorite, only pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits and six earned runs.
Even though the Indians eventually won Game 2 by a 9-8 score in 13 innings, Cleveland will need Kluber to pitch like an ace Wednesday as it bids to advance to the ALCS.
Asked what he needs to correct from his Game 2 performance, Kluber said, “Everything. I didn’t pitch well, didn’t have good command, didn’t throw the ball where I wanted to.”
Indians manager Terry Francona specifically set up his ALDS rotation to have Kluber available to pitch in a potential Game 5 on his normal four days’ rest. That was why Kluber Cheap NFL Jerseys USA started Game 2 instead of Game 1.
“We wanted Kluber if we got to this game, and we got to this game,” Francona Cheap Baseball Jerseys said.
Francona said he held a team meeting after the Indians made four errors, resulting in six unearned runs, in an ugly 7-3 loss in Game 3.