The aftermath of Edwin Diaz‘s injury has been quite chaotic, with several fans and analysts suggesting that the World Baseball Classic is to blame for what happened to the New York Mets All-Star closer.
Keith Olbermann gave a very brazen take on the situation, seemingly insulting the heritage of certain players with some questionable words.
On Twitter, New York Yankees writer Lindsey Adler gave a rebuttal to Olbermann’s take and pointed out several reasons why Olbermann is not only wrong, but also out of line for making such harsh statements and seemingly not thinking about the implications of his words.
Genuinely shocking to see this take end with a line about players representing the country “where their grandmothers got laid.” Edwin Diaz grew up in Puerto Rico and Freddie Freeman plays for Canada in remembrance of his late mother. Gross. https://t.co/j8mNi29s9h
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) March 16, 2023
Olbermann’s take is certainly very harsh and very brazen.
There are certain reasons why players represent certain countries in the World Baseball Classic.
Outfielder Lars Nootbaar is of Japanese descent and dreamed of playing for Team Japan as a child.
Diaz is a native of Puerto Rico and was excited about having the opportunity to represent his home country.
Freddie Freeman was also recently injured in the WBC, which is another reason why some fans and analysts are up in arms about the situation.
But Freeman is a citizen of both the United States and Canada, and plays for the Canadian National Team as a way to honor his mother, who passed away due to melanoma when he was just 10 years old.
Clearly, Olbermann did not think twice about putting out such a statement on social media, and Adler points out several key reasons as to why the statement was simply unwarranted.NEXT: MLB Insider Adds Context To The Edwin Diaz Debate