SAN FRANCISCO – In Josh Hader's first street game ever since his racist, misogynist and anti-gay tweets were unearthed, Brewers All-Star talent received a reception unlike the standing ovations Milwaukee fans gave him last night Saturday awarded.
When Hader warmed up on the ground in the sixth Milwaukee's 7: 5 win over the San Francisco Giants, no-one seemed particularly attentive. However, when he jogged off the bulldozer in the right field with two outs in the inning, the boos began to cross as he crossed the Foullinie and gained volume the moment his name became known. It was loud, but neither unexpected nor extreme.
"As I said, I can not control what people are going to tell me," Hader said after throwing 1
Of the boos, Hader said, "I've heard, but I can not let my mistakes distract me from my job."
Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be training on sensitivity and participating in the league's Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader is far from being the first to have consequences for missteps on social media after tweets have emerged from his past on Tuesday's All-Star Game.
The response in Milwaukee, in response to Hader's unqualified apology or tacit acceptance of the views he held in high school, created an expectation: It would give hell to pay once the brewers went to the street. The fact that the first stop was San Francisco, which makes itself the archenemy of intolerance, contributed to the expectation of a massive public disgrace. And while the reaction to Hader was decidedly negative, it was far less fierce – and less visceral – than the rage on Giants' reliver Mark Melancon, who gave up two runs in the eighth and took the loss.
In fact, the fans booed Hader every time he threw himself into the first place, as they did when he entered the game.
"I think the approach we've tried with Josh is," Let's move forward, "says Brewers manager Craig Counsell," In our view, it's important that we love him and that we support him , Make his days as normal as possible. "
To this end, Counsell said he had not talked to Hader about what he expected or how to handle on Thursday night." Look, it depends on Josh, "he said. He hurts. He feels it every day, and that will not disappear after today. So we're on the move, it's something else, but you know it will not go away today. "
Hader, now 24, was 17 at the time when he wrote several offensive tweets that spanned a series of debates From the Age of Reason, through the dangers of social media, to the diversity issues of baseball, to the gradual coarsening of American discourse, the standing ovation contrasts with the ridicule NFL players have received as they spoke during the national anthem to protest against police violence and injustice in the criminal justice system.
"Obviously, I do not like what I said then." Hader said it was uncomfortable to tackle the issue. "I obviously regret what came out, but we live and learn as humans. We are not perfect. You learn from what you do, and I am a better person. "19659014]