Giants tell Aubrey Huff he's not invited to 2010 World Series reunion
The San Francisco Giants have told Aubrey Huff, a key member of their 2010 World Series championship team, that he will not be welcomed back for a 10-year anniversary reunion at Oracle Park this season.
The Athletic's Steve Berman and Dan Brown were first to report the story Monday night, and the Giants released a statement confirming the decision. The Giants attributed not inviting Huff to a series of sexist and vulgar social-media posts.
"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 Giants said in a statement sent to the Chronicle and the Athletic. "Aubrey has 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."
When reached by The Athletic for comment, Huff reportedly said he was "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 bullsh*t, that's fine."
Huff has often posted his conservative, pro-Trump views on Twitter in the years since retiring after the 2012 season. But he appeared to advocate the kidnapping of Iranian women in January when tensions flared with the country, tweeting, "we can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes, among other things."
Huff responded to the outrage by saying he was joking, adding, "Does nobody have a sense of humor anymore!?"
More recently, Huff mocked the Giants' hiring of Alyssa Nakken as the first female coach in major league history, tweeting he "couldn't imagine taking baseball instruction from an ex female softball player. Have fun with that."
The Chronicle's Henry Schulman reported Monday night that the Giants had informed Huff he wouldn't be welcome at Oracle Park before the comments on Nakken.
Another recent Huff tweet that sparked outrage involved a tweeted picture at a gun range, saying he was training his sons there in case Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders beats President Trump in the 2020 election. "Knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must," Huff said.
Huff was on the field alongside other former teammates in September when the Giants honored Bruce Bochy in his last game as manager.
Huff took seventh place in National League MVP voting in 2010, putting up 26 home runs and 86 RBIs as the Giants won their first of three World Series that decade. He drew cheers from fans at the championship parade as he revealed his red rally thong.Greg Keraghosian is an SFGATE homepage editor. Email: [email protected]
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