Former San Francisco Giants slugger Aubrey Huff is uninvited for club 2010 World Series reunion because of tweets that are considered ‘unacceptable’ by team leaders, or as retired first baseman called ‘politically correct, progressive bulls ***’. ”
“Earlier this month we contacted Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming reunion of the 2010 World Series Championship,” read a team statement.
“Aubrey has made several comments on social media that are unacceptable and that violate the values of our organization. Although we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey has made to the 2010 championship season, we remain with our decision. “
The pronunciation of the Giants probably referred to several specific tweets made by Huff, an outspoken conservative.
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Aubrey Huff is uninvited for the 2010 World Series club reunion because of tweets that are considered “unacceptable” by team leaders, or as retired first baseman called it “politically correct, progressive bulls ***”
In November, 43-year-old Huff posted a picture of himself on Twitter with a target with bullet holes and a caption: “My boys learn how to use a gun in the unlikely event that @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020.”
In a tweet in January that he has since removed, Huff wrote about the kidnapping of Iranian women, so “we can bring them here while they are our fans and feed us grapes.”
He has since claimed that tweet was a joke.
“Honestly, startled,” said Huff The Athletic about the team’s decision. “Disappointed. Without me they would not have a reunion. “
Huff had four RBI’s at first base and designated batter for the Giants during their five-game World Series victory over the Texas Rangers in 2010. He also had an important game-tying single against the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the National League Division Series .
“If they want to stay with their politically correct, progressive bulls, that’s fine,” he told The Athletic.
Huff also published a statement on Twitter suggesting that the Giants franchise has some liberal bias.
Aubrey Huff ensured that Donald Trump’s twitter handle was added to his statement (below)
He insisted that his ‘humor in the dressing room’ was an integral part of the team’s success in 2010.
“When I asked why I was not invited (CEO Larry Baer of Giants) told (me) that the board did not approve of my Twitter messages and my political support for Donald Trump,” Huff wrote. ‘My dressing room humor on Twitter is meant to be satirical and sarcastic. And it was that kind of humor that the clubhouse unleashed in 2010 for our assignment at a World Series title. They loved it then and it hasn’t changed. That is not the problem. It is political. “
From there, Huff referred to Baer’s suspension last year after he was filmed pushing his wife in public.
“I think this whole thing is very hypocritical of a man who got his share of the real controversy because he pushed his wife for which he had to take a break from the Giants and make a formal apology,” he continued. “I only tweeted. …
‘I am proud of what I have achieved in my 3 years with the Giants. I have made lifelong memories with teammates who can never be taken away from me. And although I am disappointed, the Giants are so opposed to President Trump and our constitutional rights that they do not invite me to reunite my teams, but it shows me that we are now more than ever standing up for our first 1st amendment rights.
“Otherwise, America that we know and love is already dead.”
‘You were always great to me for the fans. And just because I may not share some of your political views (which are stupid), I still respect your right to express them. # MAGA2020 ‘
Aubrey Huff has removed his tweet about Iranian women and now claims it was a joke
Huff caused a stir in 2019 when he suggested that his children should learn to shoot well if democratic candidate Bernie Sanders defeats incumbent Donald Trump in November
Huff has inserted himself into the center of political discussions on Twitter after his notorious tweet in November: “Getting my boys to train in using a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020. In that case, he knows how to effectively Using a gun under socialism will be a must. Most of the shots were of them. “
Huff took a photo in his post and showed him a target with clusters of bullet holes around the head and chest.
At the request of a Twitter user who is planning to shoot Huff, the two-time World Series champion and former San Francisco Giants slugger issued a hit list: “Ummmm crazy people rioting and trying to break into my house for food or shelter. And yes that also applies to Americans. And they are not fellow Americans when they break into my house and try to harm my family **. “
The original post produced thousands of responses to social media, including comments from comedians and Trump critics Kathy Griffin and Tom Arnold.
Griffin’s response was short and concise: “This stupid bastard here.”
Griffin’s response was short and concise: “This stupid bastard here.” Huff immediately responded to Griffin, referring to an infamous tour poster of hers with the comedian with a replica of Trump’s severed head
Huffs tweet about Sanders generated thousands of responses on social media, including responses from comedians and Trump critics Kathy Griffin and Tom Arnold
Huff immediately responded to Griffin, referring to a notorious tour poster of hers with the comedian with a replica of Trump’s severed head.
“My boys and I shot at a fake paper target while teaching them safe weapon practices,” Huff wrote. “But here’s a picture of you with a fake head from @realDonaldTrump killed by your hand with a knife. How did that go for your career? The hypocrisy is strong with this. “retarded person.”
Arnold, who once appeared in the Trump reality show, stepped after Griffin: “Kathy Griffin has just handed Aubrey Huff his ass.”
In response, Huff took a swipe at Arnold by referring to his four divorces.
“She’s not going to hit you,” Huff wrote. “If I were you, I’d concentrate on that 4th woman before you lose the rest of your money on alimony payments. Let’s talk about coffee about failed marriages. Alimony for my 1 divorce sucks. I cannot imagine that I am stupid enough to do it 4 times.
A veteran of 13 MLB seasons, Huff finished his career with 242 home runs and a respectable .278 average. He earned a Silver Slugger prize in 2008 as the best-named batter of the American League after beating 32 home runs and hitting .304 in the season.
He earned nearly $ 58 million during his career, which began in 1998 when he was taken out of the University of Miami by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round of amateur design.
San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer (left) was suspended without payment in 2019 after video came forward showing him in a physical confrontation with his wife, Pam (right)