Baseball, Josh Hater, Josh Hader discussed on WWL Programming

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The. Internet uncovered a batch of racist misogynist homophobic tweets that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh heater 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 chipped 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 change baseball's approach to player social media it's certainly changed the approach by some, teams and, especially agents. Because the Josh Hader situation what's happened the night of the all star game, in mid-july was shot Looking for a lot of reasons, the, first, and most important, was, the things that Josh eight or tweeted while in high school work just horrific they were beyond the least bad so? Many horrible tweets that's first and foremost and. The fact that he had these beliefs is a huge. Problem in something that maybe baseball control but it's just 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's 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 Should've been have some, other players been caught up in the same. Thing yes they have so after the Josh hater situation there was a bit of a a spurt of this fan, going back through players do. They didn't like Twitter timelines and looking, sort of on a mission to find things them look really bad and not all of them were as bad. As the stuff Josh hater tweeted but Get 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 in these situations 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 Hader he was he was not, suspended you 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, of major league baseball that said he. Was sent to sensitivity training and he's gonna do some, work and some of the of diversity efforts, that baseball. Has with 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. Tells 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, they did no better eighteen years old you do know 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 the league and why the union by 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 and 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 way to age. Eighteen it'd be a different person by twenty five, twenty, six I believe that one hundred. Percent 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.

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