Stroman not concerned with 'opinions of sheep' after White Sox confrontation

Bryan Mcwilliam
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Marcus Stroman isn't going to concern himself with the opinions of other people after he was involved in a confrontation with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

During the seventh inning, the Toronto Blue Jays hurler exchanged words with White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. The heated exchange led to the benches clearing and Anderson giving his shrewd opinion of Stroman in a postgame interview.

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Stroman was also criticized by Buck Martinez during the game when a hot mic picked up the Blue Jays broadcaster's comments.

"He just can't help himself. He just had to holler back over at the White Sox," Martinez said.

Despite the opinions of both Anderson and Martinez, Stroman appeared to shake off the criticism with a postgame tweet:

Fellow pitcher Danny Duffy of the Kansas City Royals decided to weigh in and offer his support of Stroman, too.

This isn't the first time an opposing player or even an umpire has been upset with Stroman for wearing his emotions on his sleeve. The 26-year-old was tossed from a game, along with catcher Russell Martin, just last week for appearing to disagree with umpire Will Little's strike zone against the Oakland Athletics.

Stroman, Toronto's first-round draft choice in 2012, has been the team's best starter this season, posting a 10-5 record with a 3.19 ERA.