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Astros’ Yuli Gurriel apologizes for racist gesture after homer off Dodgers’ Yu Darvish

By in Press Enterprise on October 28, 2017

By J.P. Hoornstra

HOUSTON — There are 360 security cameras stationed in Minute Maid Park for the World Series. That does not include the still cameras or the video cameras owned by the media credentialed to capture every moment on film.

Sitting in the third-base dugout in the second inning of Game 3 on Friday, Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel was exposed on camera making a racist gesture.

Gurriel had just hit a home run against Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish. The Cuban-born slugger smiled and pressed his fingers against the side of his eyes. He appeared to mouth the word Chinito – Spanish slang for a Chinese person.

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Darvish was born in Japan to an Iranian father and Japanese mother. The racial subtext to the gesture, and the apparent slur, was not lost on those who viewed the clip on social media. […]    

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