Clayton Kershaw rips Rockies pitcher over first pitch delay

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches batting practice before the game against the against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty

The latest controversy surrounding baseball's unwritten rules unfolded on Wednesday evening at Dodger Stadium, as Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw ripped Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson over a delayed first pitch.

“That was one of the more disrespectful things I’ve been a part of in the game,” Kershaw said, per the Los Angeles Times. “I really didn’t appreciate that. The game starts at 7:10. It’s started at 7:10 here for a long time.”

Kershaw was irked over the fact that he took the mound in the top of the first inning, and was forced to wait on Anderson -- who made a delayed trek from the Rockies' bullpen to the dugout.

The Dodgers won the contest, 4-2.

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