Chris Sale does not wear sleeves in cold weather for odd reason
You won’t find Chris Sale wearing sleeves while pitching for the Boston Red Sox, regardless of how cold it is.
The temperature for Game 1 of the ALCS Saturday between the Red Sox and Houston Astros was expected to be under 50 degrees. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said they had the right guy on the mound for the cold night because weather doesn’t bother the southpaw.
“I think we got the right guy on the mound tonight,” Cora said before the game. “He really doesn’t care about, like — he’ll go out there without sleeves because he promised somebody in Chicago that he will never wear sleeves, which I don’t understand.”
So Sale promised someone in Chicago he wouldn’t ever wear sleeves and he’s sticking to it? Ultimate tough guy move. This sounds an awful lot like the reason why Trevor Bauer will only sign one-year deals.
When it comes to uniform matters though, teams have probably learned you don’t want to mess with Sale.