By now, most baseball fans have seen the footage of Team Mexico third baseman Luis Cruz motioning to the pitcher to plunk a Canadian hitter, which ended up instigating a major brawl in the World Baseball Classic Saturday afternoon.
Cruz didn't speak about the issue until this quick blurb Monday morning:
Luis Cruz: "I lost it." When asked if he apologizes to Canadians, simply repeats, "I lost it." #Dodgers— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 11, 2013
That's it? Interesting. Knowing that the Canadians were trying to up their run differential, which is a tiebreaker in the WBC, one would think he'd at least say "yes," when asked if he apologizes. That's pretty weak to avoid the apology, especially since he was given the chance on a silver platter.
We now know that Cruz was also angry about some hard slides from Team Canada, so maybe that's why he won't apologize.
And for those who haven't seen the footage, here you go:
And now, the main event:
For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook. Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: @MattSnyder27, @daynperry and @mikeaxisa.