Philadelphia Athletics right fielder Carlos Sanchez was reportedly seen at a cockfighting match several weeks ago in a Mexican suburb. Witnesses say that Sanchez was seen betting other members of the audience as to who had the best cock. Phone calls to Sanchez's agent were not returned, though a friend of Sanchez's said that cockfighting is perfectly legal in Mexico and that Sanchez was just embracing his roots. The only problem there is that Sanchez is not Mexican. In fact, Sanchez was born in and currently resides in Wyoming, possibly the whitest state in America.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the outfielder asking him to publicly apologize. Philadelphia officials could not be reached for comment.