The unified outcry from professional athletes and organizations in the wake of George Floyd's gruesome death has been awe-inspiring. However, there has also been a fair share of alarmingly vulgar feedback from a number of individuals with broad platforms, and we can add former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Todd Wellemeyer to that growing list.
On Wednesday, the retired eight-year veteran unleashed a racist rant in response to questions about the civil unrest and protests that are presently sweeping the nation.
It was honestly difficult to get through reading these tweets. Cards fans should expect better from Wellemeyer.
Considering how brutal he was as a big league pitcher, it's really no surprise that the former fourth-round pick has taken up a life that revolves entirely around spewing racism across social media platforms. For his career (614.2 innings), Wellemeyer owned a ghastly 4.83 ERA and 1.511 WHIP. To sum up his forgettable MLB stint, the Kentucky native also logged a -1.0 WAR.
We hate to even give Wellemeyer the light of day in terms of publicity, but speaking out against his despicable way of living is needed now more than ever. He's part of the problem and there's no way around that.