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Humberto Quintero's Slant-Eye Gesture
Whether it's shaving-cream pies during postgame interviews or rookie-hazing rituals, baseball players can be immature, especially if TV cameras are close by. So it wasn't shocking when Royals catcher Humberto Quintero mocked pitcher Bruce Chen while the southpaw was being interviewed during a national Fox broadcast in June. Quintero went full kindergarten mockery, pulling his eyes to slant them. Just about every sports blog in the world posted a screen grab of the insensitive gesture. Granted, Quintero probably wasn't trying to bully his batterymate, who is a Panamanian of Chinese descent. But it's the kind of attention that the team didn't need.