Sean Newcomb's Horrible Tweets Surface After He Misses a No-Hitter by One Strike

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Sean Newcomb’s Horrible Tweets Surface After He Misses a No-Hitter by One Strike

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Not entirely unlike Josh Hader, young Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in the matter of seconds.

Newcomb was within a strike of no-hitting the Dodgers yesterday – Chris Taylor broke it up – and then immediately upon exiting the game, horrible old tweets of his surfaced. The Braves had to respond:

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Then, in response to the Newcomb revelation, some Braves fans went digging in on Nationals players, found similarly inexcusable and offensive tweets by Trea Turner. And then the Nationals had to respond:

It’s madness to me that these tweets are still out there at all, but I don’t want to miss the point: even in the modern era, casually racist, misogynistic, and homophobic chatter goes on in public spaces. It makes you wonder what goes on behind closed doors, and it also makes you wonder where young people – all of these guys were teenagers when they made their tweets – are developing these attitudes. It’s unacceptable.

Meanwhile, some veteran big leaguers weighed in, each with a key message: don’t say horrible and stupid things in the first place. Problem solved.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.