It was practically a guarantee that we were going to hear from Aubrey Huff after Monday night’s statement from the Giants that the former first baseman will not be invited to their 2010 World Series reunion later this year.
Sure enough around midnight on Tuesday, Huff released a statement on Twitter in response to the Giants, claiming he’s being banned for his support of Donald Trump while also taking a shot at Giants CEO Larry Baer. Huff tagged both MLB and President Trump in the post.
Here’s the statement:
My response to @SFGiants
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) February 18, 2020
“Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion,” the team said in a statement Monday that was first reported by The Athletic. “Aubrey had made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization. While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.”
Huff was also quoted in The Athletic piece, saying among other things that he is, “Quite frankly, shocked. Disappointed. If it wasn’t for me, they wouldn’t be having a reunion. But if they want to stick with their politically correct, progressive bullshit, that’s fine.”
Huff has made headlines both locally and nationally with his commentary on Twitter, his hard-right political bent taking a turn for the violent, as when he wrote, “Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must,” he wrote in November, alongside a bullet-ridden target. “By the way, most of the head shots were theirs.”
In early January, he tweeted — and later deleted — a fantasy about “kidnap[ping] about 10” Iranian women, whom he then crudely depicted, hoping they would “feed us grapes, amongst other things…” He later said he was joking about kidnapping them.
Most recently, Huff mocked the hire of Alyssa Nakken as assistant coach, the first woman coach in MLB history.
“I got in trouble for wearing a thong in my own clubhouse when female reporters were present,” he wrote. “Can’t imagine how it will play out with a full time female coach running around. This has #metoo & #BelieveAllWomen written all over it.
“Couldn’t imagine taking baseball instruction from an ex female softball player,” he wrote with an eyes-rolling emoji. “Have fun with that,” and went on to tag Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt and Buster Posey.