The San Francisco Giants chose to ignore former first baseman, Aubrey Huff, from its 2010 World Series-winning team reunion. They rejected him due to his social media posts.
Huff played for The San Francisco Giants in 2010 when the team won the World Series. Aubrey Huff batted .294 with four RBI and a home run in the series against the Texas Rangers. He was also a part of the championship team of 2012.
According to ESPN, Giants said that earlier that month, they had reached out to Huff to let him know that he would not be included in the upcoming 2010 Championship reunion. Huff had made many comments on social media that were unacceptable and ran counter to the values of their organization. While they appreciated the many contributions that Aubrey had made to the 2010 championship season, they stood by their decision.
Aubrey Huff’s Respond
Huff Aubrey gave his personal statement on Twitter in reply to the Giants’ decision to neglect him. He admitted he had a meeting with Giants CEO Larry Baer. And due to his support for President Trump and his “locker room humor,” they did not invite him to the ceremony.
Huff said that he asked he had not been invited [Baer] told [him] that the board had not approved of his Twitter posts; his political support of Donald Trump.
His locker-room humor on Twitter was meant to be satirical and sarcastic. And it had been that type of humor that loosened up the clubhouse in 2010 for his charge at a World Series title. They had loved it then, and it had not changed. That is not the issue. It is politics.
Huff added that he found that whole thing very hypocritical coming from a man. A man who had had his share of real controversy for pushing his wife for which he had to take a break from the Giants. Aubrey Huff also issued a formal apology. All he had was the tweet.
Huff added that he had the support of thousands of Giants fans and that the organization had been attacking his right to freedom of speech.
Huff also added that he was proud of what he had accomplished in his three years with the Giants. He had made lifelong memories with teammates that could never be taken away from him. And while he was disappointed, the Giants were so opposed to President Trump, and his constitutional rights. That they had uninvited him to his teams [sic] reunion, it showed him that then more than ever he had to stand up for his first 1st amendment rights [sic]. Otherwise, the America he knew and loved was already dead.