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10/28/17: World Series Open Game Thread

Game 4! Dodgers at Astros

World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros - Game Three
so yuli, if you hit a homer off darvish, what you definitely SHOULDN’T do is make fun of him for being asian. trust me, puig your friend.
Narrator voice: yuli didn’t listen.
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Things really took a turn last night after Yuli Gurriel was caught on camera in the dugout making a slanted-eye gesture of sorts after hitting a home run off Yu Darvish. Many hoped he would miss today’s game at least, but nope:

It’s....a wildly complicated situation that I don’t think I can’t fully get into here on a game thread intro, but suffice to say it was an enormously stupid and shitty thing for Gurriel to do.

But also, part of me feels a deep and satisfying sense of schadenfreude knowing that Houston’s World Series experience will now be forever tainted by a racist gesture. I am petty like that when it comes to divisional rivals.

But man, stop being so dumb, 2017. Let us have some nice things, please.

Here’s your dang lineups:

Today's Lineups

Chris Taylor - CF George Springer - CF
Corey Seager - SS Alex Bregman - 3B
Justin Turner - 3B Jose Altuve - 2B
Cody Bellinger - 1B Carlos Correa - SS
Yasiel Puig - RF Yulieski Gurriel - 1B
Logan Forsythe - 2B Josh Reddick - RF
Austin Barnes - C Evan Gattis - DH
Joc Pederson - DH Marwin Gonzalez - LF
Enrique Hernandez - LF Brian McCann - C
Alex Wood - LHP Charlie Morton - RHP

Game time: 5:20 PM PDT