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have recently apologized for posting racially insensitive and homophobic tweets in the past http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-kyle-gibson-jersey , Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle discussed the topic during a lengthy Twitter thread Monday."It's been a tough couple of weeks for baseball on twitter," Doolittle wrote (warning: thread contains profanity). "It sucks to see racist and homophobic language coming from inside our league league I'm so proud to be a part of that I've worked really hard to make a more accepting and inclusive place for all our fans to enjoy."Doolittle went on to say athletes shouldn't shy away from using Twitter as a platform to engage with fans but instead be more mindful of the platform they're afforded:"It's a reminder that words matter, and that the impact the of words matter more than the intent. Rather than feeling like this platform makes us targets and we have to censor ourselves, find a way to use the platform to lift others up and make a positive impact.It can be tough for athletes to understand why these words are so hurtful. Most of us have been at the top of the food chain since HS, immune to insults. When all you've known is success and triumph it can be difficult to empathize with feeling vulnerable or marginalized."During the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, Twitter users discovered racist and homophobic tweets Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader sent when he was 17. Haderapologizedafter the game, and MLBrequired himto attended sensitivity training.More recently Logan Morrison Jersey , Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb and Nationals shortstop Trea Turner apologized after offensive comments they made years ago resurfaced. The Braves released a statement condemning Newcomb's statements, and Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo did the same for Turner:Atlanta Braves BravesStatement from the Atlanta Braves regarding Sean Newcomb: T9kP9TF5d1Washington Nationals NationalsStatement from Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo: mqFa24aix2The Braves have a four-game series against the New York Mets that starts Thursday. MLB.com'sMark Bowmanreported Newcomb will meet with Billy Bean, MLB's ambassador of inclusion, while Atlanta is in New York for that series.It's unclear whether Turner will have a similar meeting with Bean or other MLB officials. The Nationals will be in New York on Aug. 24, when they begin a three-game set with the Mets. A look at what’s happening around the majors today:TWO DOWN…Houston tries to become the second team to sweep major league-leading Boston this season when the teams complete their three-game series on national TV. The defending World Series champion Astros took the first two games to extend their winning streak to seven, including a 5-3 win Saturday backed by Alex Bregman’s 30th homer. The finale will be a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners, with Houston’s Dallas Keuchel opposing Boston’s Rick Porcello. The Red Sox were swept for the first time by Tampa Bay in late August.MR. CONSISTENCYJacob deGrom has allowed more than three runs in one start this season Tim Tebow Jersey , back in April. That’s why he’s a candidate for the NL Cy Young Award despite an 8-8 record for the fourth-place Mets, who’ve struggled to score when he’s been on the mound. He’s winless in his last three starts despite pitching to a 1.35 ERA in those outings. DeGrom will go for his ninth win in a matchup with the contending Phillies, who have their own Cy Young candidate in Aaron Nola (16-4).ROLLING ROBBIERobbie Ray and the playoff-chasing Diamondbacks conclude a series against NL East-leading Atlanta. Ray (5-2, 4.25) hasn’t lost since July 12 and is coming off 6 1/3 electric innings against San Diego, when he struck out 10 and allowed two hits in a 6-0 win. Braves starter Touki Toussaint (1-1, 3.38) pitched no-hit ball through four innings against Boston last time out before getting hit around in the fifth.WEST WORLDThe Rockies and Dodgers conclude their series with Colorado holding a 1 1/2-game lead in the NL West. The finale will be a battle of left-handers, with Los Angeles veteran Rich Hill opposing struggling Tyler Anderson. Hill is 5-1 with a 2.87 ERA over his past nine starts Jay Bruce Jersey , while Anderson is seeking his first victory since July 4, a span of 10 outings.WEATHER WOESThe Reds moved their series finale against the Padres to 4:10 p.m. to give the teams a better chance of escaping the rain that has interfered with the previous two games in Cincinnati. Friday night’s game ended after midnight because of a 2-hour, 37-minute rain delay, and Saturday’s game was called after seven innings because of more bad weather. If Sunday’s game were postponed, the Padres would be forced to fly back from San Francisco on Sept. 27 for a makeup game between last-place teams. “We would love, love, love to get these games in here the next couple days http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-fernando-rodney-jersey ,” San Diego manager Andy Green said.Rain also forced a postponement of the Cubs-Nationals game in Washington on Friday night, forcing a doubleheader Saturday with more rain forecast for Sunday.

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