In an apparent effort to make further amends for his racist gesture earlier in the World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel took off his batting helmet and slightly nodded his head when he faced Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in the first inning of Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. With boos loudly raining down from the Dodger Stadium crowd, Darvish prepared himself behind the mound. Gurriel dug into the box and then waited until he got the right-hander's attention before making the respectful gesture. Darvish seemed to extend his glove slightly in acknowledgement. The sellout crowd did not seem to notice and booed Gurriel. They continued to boo him during the at-bat, while intermittently chanting, "Let's go Dodgers." The 13-pitch at-bat ended the inning when Darvish induced Gurriel to fly out to right.
Astros' Yuli Gurriel tips helmet to Yu Darvish before first at-bat
ESPN | Nov 2