The San Francisco Giants are planning on having a team team reunion this summer to celebrate and remember their 2010 World Series win.
But there’s one player who was a critical part of that win who will not be welcome, according to the team.
From Fox News:
“Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion. Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization,” the Giants said in a statement, according to ESPN. “While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.”
Huff offered his own statement on Twitter in response to the Giants’ decision to snub him. He acknowledged he had a meeting with Giants CEO Larry Baer and said that he was not invited to the ceremony because of his support for President Trump and his “locker room humor.”
“When I asked why I wasn’t invited [Baer] told [me] that the board didn’t approve of my Twitter posts, and my political support of Donald Trump. My locker room humor on Twitter is meant to be satirical, and sarcastic. And it was that type of humor that loosened up the clubhouse in 2010 for our charge at a World Series title. They loved it then, and it hasn’t changed. That’s not the issue. It’s politics.
“I find this whole thing very hypocritical coming from a man who has had his share of real controversy for pushing his wife for which he had to take a break from the Giants and issue a formal apology. All I did was tweet.”
It’s pretty clear that Huff isn’t shy about saying what he thinks. He said that he was proud of what he done with the team and that it was important to stand up for freedom of speech.
My response to @SFGiants
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) February 18, 2020
“Otherwise, the America we know and love is already dead,” he said.
Huff was referencing the controversy where CEO Larry Baer was caught on video in a physical altercation with his wife with her screaming.
Warning for language.
Here's Larry Baer, who's decision of disinviting Huff for his bad thoughts you can really get behind.
Words worse than actions, eh?
Take the L. pic.twitter.com/D0LsgCmEE2
— DJ (@DJNYified) February 18, 2020
Baer’s apparently welcome. Not so much Huff. Some are angered by his posts including one post that talks about kidnapping Iranian women so they “can fan us and feed us grapes” which he said was a joke and another where he talked getting his kids training at a gun range to get training in the unlikely event Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the election.
Here’s some of the reaction:
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 18, 2020
The #SFGisnts put on as good a show as anyone and it’s always a great time at their games. But I think Huff should be included in their celebration. There’s no hiding that he was a key member of their 2010 WS winning team. https://t.co/bEOeqjraYu
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 18, 2020
Who cares? Actions have consequences. He can pound sand. pic.twitter.com/STPWxdTCUL
— Tork Mason (@CoachMason33) February 18, 2020