Admitting 'We Were Wrong,' Astros Fire Assistant GM Brandon Taubman
The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday, admitting in a statement that his "inappropriate comments" about the acquisition of closer Roberto Osuna were directed at a group of female reporters.
I don't even care about the particulars or merits of the case in point, just the fact that they didn't follow the deny, distort, distract script that seems to be de rigueur these days in every situation is nothing short of shocking. How utterly refreshing! There is hope!
(Still pulling for the Nats tho...)
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/279 ... on-taubman
Umpire Rob Drake Apologizes, Says He'll Learn From Threatening Tweet
...Drake tweeted late Tuesday that he planned to buy an AR-15 rifle "because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020."
[aside- among MAGAs is mangled spelling a kind of cachet? ]
The tweet, which he deleted soon after posting, followed one he sent earlier in the night regarding the House of Representatives' impeachment proceedings with President Donald Trump.
Drake deactivated his account Wednesday. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that Major League Baseball is looking into the tweet.
"I want to personally apologize to everyone that my words made feel less safe...I never intended to diminish the threat of violence from assault weapons, or violence of any kind."
I'm glad he thought better of it, but that last sentence is high comedy...his intention was pretty much the exact opposite, I would say...
"How stupid is our country?"
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