What’s a little friendly racism between battery mates?
Prior to his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen was subjected to one of those tedious and time-wasting in-game interviews. His catcher, Humberto Quintero, took this moment as an opportune time to goof on his Kansas City teammate’s Chinese descent by doing the old “Slanty Eyes” routine on live TV, like he was a 4th grader all jacked up on Mountain Dew.
Most people would say that Quintero’s joke was in poor taste, but I doubt that Chen found it as offensive as the masses did. Still, a 32-year-old man like Quintero should know better in this day and age than to poke fun at a person because of their race, innocuously or not.