Friday 26th April 2019

Sean Newcomb Throws 8.2 No-Hit Innings, Promptly Apologizes for Racist and Homophobic Tweets

Sean Newcomb Throws 8.2 No-Hit Innings, Promptly Apologizes for Racist and Homophobic Tweets

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Sean Newcomb pitched a no-hitter; he allowed a hit with two out in the ninth inning. 

Sean Newcomb, a 25-year-old pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, had a no-hitter today for 8 2/3 innings against the L.A. Dodgers before Chris Taylor singled and Newcomb was removed. Thrust into the spotlight, Newcomb’s old tweets were dredged up and, lo and behold, they bore some resemblance to Josh Hader’s:

After the game, Newcomb apologized.

“I just wanted to apologize for any insensitive material,” Newcomb said, via the AP. “It was a long time ago, six or seven years ago, saying some stupid stuff with friends. . . . I know I’ve grown a lot since then. I didn’t mean anything by it. It was just something stupid I did a long time ago and I didn’t mean anything by it, for sure.”

 

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