TEXAS — A little more than a year ago, Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista, who would become one of the most famous players in the history of professional sports, was in a wheelchair at the Toronto Star’s Starplex in Mississauga, Ont.
Bautista was just getting his feet under him, with the injury that had plagued him since the start of the season in 2016.
It was one of those injuries that has lingered in the public consciousness for years, but that the team had never even considered discussing publicly, even after a video of the incident went viral.
Instead, the Blue Jays, who are in the midst of an off-season that includes the team’s first trip to the World Series since 2003, decided to keep it quiet.
The team has never said that it believes the video is accurate.
In a statement, the team said, “Our fans are entitled to expect better from us, and we’ve seen that it is.”
Bats hit by a pitch from San Francisco Giants pitcher Zack Greinke during the third inning of an MLB game in Toronto, Ont., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2018.
A baseball umpire ruled that Greinkes threw a pitch to Bautista, who was standing on the third base line in right field, and the ball hit him square in the head.
The ball flew out of Bautisma’s hand and hit the back of the head of the umpire, who immediately came down and removed the ball from the field.
(Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) Bartolo Colon, who is the Blue Jay’s third-base coach, is a fan of Bau.
“I know Jose,” Colon said.
“I was the first person to call out the video and I’ve watched it on television.
It was ridiculous.
I mean, he was in pain.
He was out of control, I don’t think anyone would ever see that in their life.
“But it wasn’t the injuries, but just the mental state of him. “
He’s never looked better.” “
But it wasn’t the injuries, but just the mental state of him.
He’s never looked better.”
On Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays are hosting the San Francisco 49ers at Rogers Centre, and Bautistica will not be there.
There was a brief moment during Tuesday’s game in which a Giants fan wearing a Giants jersey and the same face mask that Bautismo was wearing tried to get into the stadium, but was quickly escorted out by security.
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Bautisticaa suffered the injury in the seventh inning of the Giants’ 9-5 loss on Aug. 20, but it was not a serious one.
That was not until his injury was revealed in the video.
After the game, Bautis said that he did not see the video but that he had “no doubt” that the umpires did not hear Bautiasta scream.
His wife, Maria, tweeted out that she was shocked to see the incident.
“Jose, please do not be in pain and please do your best,” she wrote.
Before he lost his job, Bau had been a star on the San Diego Padres’ baseball team.
During his career, he hit .328 with 49 home runs and 857 RBIs, and had a career batting average of .322.
However, his career was not without controversy, as Bautistas reputation has been damaged due to an incident involving a former girlfriend, actress Rosanna Arquette.
In 2015, Arquettes ex-boyfriend, who has since been released from prison, was accused of assaulting his wife.
She later filed a restraining order against Bautiston.
In June, Bats wife, Brienne, filed a lawsuit against him for defamation.
Jose Bautas injury is not the first of its kind, but the incident will be remembered for many years to come.
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