Yoenis Cespedes rooting for former teammates to win World Series
Despite having been traded by the Oakland Athletics, slugger Yoenis Cespedes is rooting for his former team to win it all.
Even though he was traded from the Oakland Athletics to a 2014 non-contender in the Boston Red Sox on July 31, former A's slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a pretty great attitude on the situation. In an extended piece on MLB.com, Cespedes reflects on his time in Oakland like a true pro. He closed with this parting shot:
"I don't hold any hard feelings or resentment toward them," Cespedes said. "Apart from the game being fun, it's also a business, and I understand that side of it, so I don't harbor any negative feelings toward them. On the contrary, I wish them nothing but the best. I hope that they keep fighting, and I hope they win the World Series."
Pure class, and a similar attitude is reflected throughout the article. Good for Cespedes for being such a professional when many would harbor ill will about being traded from what was the best team in baseball at the time.
Hat-tip: Big League Stew