SAN FRANCISCO, CA- I love baseball.
I love the sound of the ball being caught in the glove or cracked by the bat.
I love the sight of the freshly mowed grass. The lights. The legends of past seasons proudly displayed around the stadium.
I love the smell of a brand-new baseball. I love the sound of the crowd cheering on their team. I love the camaraderie that unites fans who don’t know each other but come together because they support the same club.
What I don’t love is when a team, or Major League Baseball as a whole, tries to be “woke.” I don’t love when politics come into play with any major league sport. And I certainly don’t love it when a team excludes a player from a celebration because they don’t agree with his politics.
Which is exactly the case for Aubrey Huff.
Aubrey Huff was an important part of the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series in 2010. He played first base for four out of the five necessary games and was designated hitter for the fifth. His batting average for the series was a respectable .294, getting five hits with four RBI’s.
The ten-year reunion for the World Series champions of 2010 is scheduled for this coming August 16th. Last week, Aubrey Huff received a phone call telling him he was not invited to the celebration.
Why, you ask? Let me tell you.
When your so butt hurt on the air the host of the show actually starts yelling & crying as he angrily hangs up on the guest. Had a blast being on the show. Thanks fellas. #winning @957thegame @JoeFortenbaugh https://t.co/swDYD6BE2Z
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) February 18, 2020
Because the City of San Francisco is woke as hell and they have a baseball team to match it, and the left is so loving, inclusive, and tolerant that they can’t stand the fact that someone isn’t a mindless sheep following whatever the current liberal leader tells them to think.
Oh, sure, the team says their reasons weren’t because he is a conservative and a Trump supporter.
But once you look into it, it becomes very clear that that’s exactly why the team made a “unanimous decision” to not invite him.
Here’s what the Giants official statement said, in part:
“Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization. While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.”
Wow. The articles that back me are being taken down by Liberal media outlets ??
If you didn’t believe this is about politics, now you should be sure!
So glad i stuck to my guns.
Y’all are pussies. #MAGA2020 https://t.co/xmCngaNoQ6
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) February 20, 2020
The team says the motivation wasn’t his political views. They said it was due to the “misogyny and obscenity he’s expressed on multiple occasions on Twitter.”
Here’s why that’s BS: Aubrey Huff has made many lewd comments on Twitter. He has made jokes about women, he’s made jokes about men. He’s made jokes about democrats, he’s made jokes about republicans. He’s used curse words, he’s used kind words.
But one thing he has consistently said and made clear is his support for President Donald Trump.
I know this because I’ve followed him for months, because his posts are funny as hell. They’re sarcastic, they’re ironic, they’re sardonic. They’re hilarious.
Keep in mind, I’m a woman. I’ve read things from him that I laughed at and then thought people would probably get offended. But then again, these days you can call a boy a boy and suddenly you’re an asshole.
The team pointed to two specific tweets as well as Aubrey’s reaction to the team hiring the first female coach in MLB history, Alyssa Nakken.
The first tweet in question was a photo of him at the shooting range. The caption said:
“Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must. By the way most the head shots were [the kids’].”
Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must. By the way most the head shots were theirs. @NRA @WatchChad #2ndAmendment pic.twitter.com/6xUsS7ciX3
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) November 26, 2019
Seriously. Come on. He didn’t say he was going to kill anyone, or even hurt anyone if Bernie Sanders won.
He said he was going to prepare himself and his family for the possibility of needing to protect themselves against socialists attempting to take over.
Of course, mainstream media is cutting off part of the comment and taking it out of context to imply he’s training to shoot Bernie Sanders.
The team claims to not like the violence that the post suggested, but it’s very obvious by the non-threat made that they just didn’t like him talking out against Sanders or socialism itself.
Next they whine about how sexist he is for some comments made about Iranian women. Ok, yeah. I’ll give it to them: the initial comment was kinda bad. However, it’s his own damn account and he isn’t an active MLB player right now so he doesn’t have to live under their rules.
The posting said this:
“Let’s get a flight over and kidnap about 10 each. We can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes, amongst other things …”
In light of today’s post about rescuing Iranian women from that shit hole. This is what I would imagine grateful Iranian women would do to show their appreciation to any man who saved them from the assholes that beat them, & make them wear a long tunic & scarf in 110 degree heat. pic.twitter.com/LidqxedETG
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) January 7, 2020
His words were accompanied with a stick figure drawing (yeah, that’s a thing now) of him reclining in a lounge chair with three women around him fanning him, rubbing his feet, and feeding him grapes.
One woman in the drawing is saying:
“Oh, thank you Mr. Huff [for] saving us from the hell in Iran! We will be forever grateful!”
Another woman is saying:
“Anything for you, Huffdaddy.”
Huff Daddy has been Aubrey’s nickname for years.
He wasn’t actually suggesting kidnapping these women. The point of his post is these women would be much better off and happier fanning a rich man in America, as “lower class” as that is, rather than being oppressed and abused in Iran.
Then you have Alyssa Nakken.
Alyssa is the progressive team’s new assistant coach, although she won’t be in the dugout during games because the team already has the maximum seven allowed uniformed coaches.
Listen, y’all. I’m not a feminist. I’m not against feminism per se, but I am against modern feminism and how you have to tear down men to be a “modern” feminist.
Baseball, my friends, is a man’s sport.
Softball, which is what Alyssa plays and is a complete rock star at, is not baseball.
Don’t get me wrong, like I said in the beginning, I love baseball. I coached my little brother’s Little League team with my Daddy when I was in high school. I coached my son’s Little League team with my husband. But that’s not the majors.
You seriously think these men playing major league baseball are going to nod and smile when someone who doesn’t even play the sport tells them how to change their batting stance? Well, maybe they will because they don’t want to offend anyone, but that’s about it.
Meanwhile the @Dodgers got @mookiebetts & @DAVIDprice24. https://t.co/5MtrZCzTjH
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) February 5, 2020
Men act a certain way in the locker room, during practice, on the field. They use language and words that would get politicians in trouble. Bringing a girl into that is dangerous.
Maybe Alyssa is the chillest girl in the world (she probably is to have gotten herself into so many players and coaches good graces) but that doesn’t mean the next girl will be. Or the one after that.
Get ready to hear a bunch of reports on how sexist baseball players are. Really it’s just setting them up for failure.
When the Giants announced the addition to the coaching staff, Aubrey tweeted:
“I got in trouble for wearing a thong in my own clubhouse when female reporters were present. Can’t imagine how it will play out with a full time female coach running around. This has #metoo & #BelieveAllWomen written all over it. Only in @SFGiants.”
Even if some people on the team don’t agree with Aubrey and his politics or sardonic humor, that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be allowed to participate in a celebration of something that would possibly not have even occurred without him.
Aubrey said that the Giants CEO Larry Baer is the person that called him to tell him that he wasn’t invited to his own celebration. During the conversation, Baer mentioned Aubrey’s “political leanings.” Aubrey said:
“When I asked why I wasn’t invited, he told [me] that the board didn’t approve of my Twitter posts and my political support of Donald Trump.”
Women if you’re coaching in @nfl @mlb @NHL @NBA you need to get used to the ugly side of MEN’S pro sports. The hate. The criticism. Just because you’re female doesn’t make the criticism stop. #nocryinginbaseball @KatieSowers @49ers @SFGiants Alyssa Nakken https://t.co/5FulzFkeh7
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) February 8, 2020
Aubrey’s initial comments to the disinvitation were:
“If it wasn’t for me, they wouldn’t be having a reunion,” he told The Athletic. “But if they want to stick with their politically correct, progressive bull shit, that’s fine.”
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In an interview with The Athletic (subscription is required to open link), Aubrey said:
“So what? It’s what you said — my opinion. It’s my Twitter account. I’m not going to go and change what I believe in just so I can go get a five-second hat tip. I’m not going to change my opinion so I can go and feel validated.”
I got in trouble for wearing a thong in my own clubhouse when female reporters were present. Can’t imagine how it will play out with a full time female coach running around. This has #metoo & #BelieveAllWomen written all over it. Only in @SFGiants https://t.co/z9Q0GeklSG
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) January 17, 2020
Aubrey was a guest on Fox & Friends First, where he said this of the situation:
“I kept it really loose in 2010 [in the clubhouse]. I wore the rally thong in San Francisco, the fans got behind me, the team loved it, the media loved it, the staff loved it, everybody loved it.
My Twitter account is basically just a spinoff of how I was in the locker room in 2010 through 2012 with the Giants and it was OK then, but it’s not so OK now.
So I find it kind of hypocritical that now this is coming along.”
My response to @SFGiants
@mlb @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/tDs8L8kGNi
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) February 18, 2020
He later released a statement that said:
“We live in a country that is under attack. Society is desperately trying to take away our First Amendment, our freedom of speech and our freedom of political association.
I’m proud of what I accomplished in my three years with the Giants. I made lifelong memories with teammates that can never be taken away from me.
And while I’m disappointed the Giants are so opposed to President Trump and our constitutional rights that they’d uninvite me to my team’s reunion, it shows me that now more than ever we have to stand up for our First Amendment rights. Otherwise, the America we know and love is already dead.
To the fans, you were always amazing to me. And just because I might not share some of your political views (which are stupid) I still respect your right to express them. #MAGA2020.”
The First Amendment is indeed under attack.
But seemingly only if you’re a conservative.
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