On Tuesday, Rougned Odor appealed his eight-game suspension for lighting up Jose Bautista with a monster right hand. Basically, this week would be the best time for the guy to try to be on his best behavior.
However, it looks like Odor doesn’t have a care in the world, because after the Rangers’ victory over the Angels on Tuesday, he threw a mock punch at Elvis Andrus after some playful slapping during their celebration.
Has anyone ever felt less guilt for doing something illegal that would more than likely cost them money and playing time? Seriously, with the amount of fun that Roughned Odor is having in the aftermath of this incident he makes Ndamukong Suh look apologetic. Even Greg Hardy is complaining about this guy's lack of remorse. Aaron Hernandez is sitting in a prison cell somewhere wondering if he would be living a life of freedom if he had just taken his frustrations out on any and all bat flippers in Major League Baseball.
Meanwhile, Rougned Odor has his own drink named after him, his BBQ tabs picked up for the foreseeable future, and he has a classic staple to work into his handshakes for the rest of time? They should double or triple his suspension upon appeal because 8 measly games for catching Jose Bautista clean across the jaw with a right is most definitely not going to make Rougned Odor regret his actions. Hell, he might enjoy taking the week off of work to promote his new found celebrity. The guy is basically his own brand at this point. There are professional boxers that are jealous of how much he has capitalized off one punch. I thought striking your opponent in the face was a part of the unwritten rules, but Odor has turned one day of violence into a lifetime of notoriety faster than O.J. Simpson. As of a little over a week ago I didn't even know who he was and now he's going to go down in Texas Rangers lore with nothing more than one all important "hit" on his resume.