Jeremy Guthrie pitched five innings, surrendering just one run on three hits in the Kansas City Royals’ 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the ALDS on Tuesday night. After the game, Guthrie who spent 5-seasons in Baltimore, wore a shirt to his press conference that said, “These O’s Ain’t Royal.” The phrase on the shirt (Which can be purchased here.) is based on a Chris Brown / Lil Wayne / Tyga song called “These Hoes Ain’t Loyal.” (Link contains NSFW language)
Apparently, this offended someone. I only know that because Guthrie later tweeted the following:
Now, there are a few things that could have upset people. First up, grammar fans who are more about SPELLING than TELLING because “ain’t” is not a word. Despite the fact that spell check recognizes it as a word. Have we finally accepted ain’t? Huh. So that can’t be it.
Option 2: Nobody likes Chris Brown. You couldn’t think of a play on words using a song with a more likable celebrity? Not cool.
Third – I have no idea who Guthrie is apologizing to. Orioles fans maybe? What a world we live in that a player has to apologize to another fan base for wearing a non-offensive shirt.
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