In case anyone is wondering, nobody in the Kansas City Royals organization are mad. They don’t want you to write that they’re mad.
and another thing: im not mad. please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad.
— wint (@dril) December 29, 2014
We all know how big of a disaster these few days were. First it was the Royals being embarassed over having 10 players be unvaccinated, then the Jays got embarassed losing to a some dude named Angel Zerpa who was chucking a 4.36 ERA in the AA ranks.
Now, more wild things are going on in this ever-evolving story. Earlier this week, Royals 2B Whit Merrifield had this to say of his decision to be unvaccinated:
“What I’ve seen and experienced, not what I’ve seen on social media, what I’ve seen and experienced people that are vaccinated have got [COVID-19] in this club house. People that are vaccinated have spread it in this clubhouse, to their families and whatnot. People have gotten pretty sick that are vaccinated. This is my opinion on it all. It’s what I’ve come to, based on the experienced and conversations I’ve had, and what I’ve seen, this is the conclusion I’ve come to. Right or wrong, I didn’t do it on a whim. It’s been a long thought process. Because I understand what Canada has in place right now. That’s the only reason that I would think about getting it at this point, is to go to Canada. That might change down the road. Something happens and I happen to get on a team that has a chance to go play in Canada in the postseason, maybe that changes. But as we sit here right now, I’m comfortable in my decision, my teammates support me, support the rest of the guys in here who have made that decision, and that’s that.”
So, to summarize: just because he sees …
Author: Zach Laing / Blue Jays Nation