Baseball, Josh, Josh Hater discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
When, the internet uncovered, a, batch of racist misogynist homophobic tweets that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh hater had authored while in highschool at raised difficult questions? I among them was why did hater harbor. Such thoughts let alone feel empowered to broadcast them publicly. But the situation is also prompting baseball to ask itself how did haters posts live online for so long and without his employers seeing them and what. Can be done, to. Avoid such embarrassments in the future here's this weekend's Jennifer Kushinka social, media posts have tripped up. A lot of people recently including major league baseball players. Now the league is trying to do something about it. Jared, diamond of the Wall Street Journal has the story Jared did a controversy involving Josh hater. Of the brewers changed baseball's, approach to player social media it's certainly changed the approach, some teams? And especially agents because the Josh Hader situation what's happened the. Night of the all star. Game in mid-july was sock Looking for a lot of reasons the first and most important, was, the, things that Josh, eight, or tweeted while in high school were just horrific they were beyond belief bad so many horrible tweets that's first and? Foremost and the fact that he had these. Beliefs is a huge problem and something that maybe baseball. Can't control but is this a larger issue in society so we're baseball comes in is this and that's been in the major leagues for over a. Year it's been, three. Professional organization he's got an agent for over half a decade and, no one has ever seen. These tweets they were just sitting there on his time. Line just waiting for somebody to find them and bring. Them, back up which is exactly what happened I think it's a lot of people especially agents. Who realized very quickly that, maybe they're sort of process for vetting clients and vetting, their social? Media history was not as robust as navy it should've been I have some. Other players been caught up in the. Same thing yes Yes they have so after the Josh hater situation there, was a bit of a spurt of this stand going back through players do they didn't like Twitter timelines and looking sort? Of on a mission to find things that need them look, really bad, I'm not, all of them were as bad as the stuff Josh heater a tweeted? But Context gets, lost over five six years when these tweets were. Written the internet doesn't really forgive, very, well and there really isn't any nuance any situation so when there is. Anything on Twitter that you wrote in the past that, is. Remotely compromising let alone really vile like? Some, of the. Things Josh eight or at said, it's going to look bad and it's going to be bad for that player, and that's what happened with two three four different players after Josh eight or getting caught up in similar situations we're speaking. With Jared diamond of the Wall Street Journal Jared what did, baseball do, after this, incident Josh hater he was he was, not suspended would not find he was not punished I don't think baseball under even the collective. Bargaining agreement would have the ability to punish someone, for, actions that took place before he. Was an employee or part of. The, union major league baseball that said he was. Sent to sensitivity training and he's gonna do some work and, some of the sort of diversity efforts that, baseball has. For some of these other guys they may not, have been punished but beyond the sensitivity, training we'll see I don't really know. What that is or what it really entail. The biggest issue here is that what these guys did what they tweeted while in high school, was terrible and nothing is absolving them what they said I don't think it's, reasonable or fair to say, well they were seventeen eighteen years old they they. Didn't know any better well they, did, no better right teen years old you do know sort of the difference. Between right and wrong especially when it comes to racial, or, sexist homophobic language so I don't wanna Make it sound like I'm absolving them However I do. Understand why league. And why the union why agents are saying we, have, to do a better job of. Making sure this doesn't happen again. Does, it seem like the public and maybe the. Teams have even accepted what Josh Hader and some others have, said that they were this way then they've, changed they're. Not that way now I think that's definitely something that's possible. I do, think that. People are on the internet don't leave room, for people to grow I do believe. That, someone can be one wage eighteen it'd be a? Different person by twenty five twenty six I believe that one hundred percent do I know that's the. Case with some of these guys were talking about no I don't know what this weekend's Jennifer Kushinka with Wall Street Journal baseball writer Jared diamond, thirty minutes after. The hour on this. Weekend Freaking us twenty four seven from the gallery furniture in America's studios this? Is, NewsRadio seven forty.