Tom Hanks famously said there's no crying in baseball in the classic film 'A League of Their Own.'
Looks like Josh Hader didn't get that memo, in addition to not knowing firing up racist tweets as a teen would be the worst look possible for not only himself, but his future MLB organization.
Earlier this week, Hader was rightfully put on blast after several of his racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced. Per a report, he apologized to his teammates and got so emotional, he ended up crying.
The Milwaukee #Brewers clubhouse says they are cool with Josh Hader now after he cried during apology— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 20, 2018
Is this real life?
On one hand, Hader showing so much passion and emotion during his apology to his teammates shows just how bad he feels. I can respect the hurler for owning up to his mistakes.
At the same time, Hader should have never tweeted out such disrespectful messages in the first place. I don't care if he was 17. The tweets are simply disgusting.
Brett Phillips has been Josh Hader’s roommate for the past three years. Phillips condemned the tweets but said, “It’s self-inflicted, and he knows that. ... but that’s not who Hader is as a person today. And I can look you straight in the eyes and tell you that’s not who he is.” pic.twitter.com/bSpVKxJIRt— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 19, 2018
Hader may have won back his teammates, but he's still got a lot of work to do to try and earn back the respect of MLB fans as a whole.