Mets Pitcher Marcus Stroman Calls Out Broadcaster Bob Brenly For Joking About His Do-Rag

Written by on June 2, 2021

New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman pledged to persevere by way of “adversity and racist undertones” after Arizona broadcaster Bob Brenly joked Tuesday concerning the do-rag beneath the participant’s cap.

As Stroman labored on the mound within the fourth inning towards the host Arizona Diamondbacks, Brenly, a former Diamondacks supervisor who’s now a Diamondbacks announcer for Bally Sports activities Arizona, mentioned: “Fairly certain that’s the identical do-rag that Tom Seaver used to put on when he pitched for the Mets.” 

“Onward and upward…by way of all adversity and racist undertones. The climb continues by way of all!” Stroman tweeted after the Mets misplaced 6-5 in 10 innings. He allowed three runs in six innings.

Stroman prompt he couldn’t name the broadcaster’s comment “blatant racism,” as one other individual tweeted, “as a result of media will flip this towards me in some way.” However he did retweet different commenters who condemned the remark.

“Those that speak down on you’re already beneath you,” the pitcher added Wednesday morning.

A Diamondbacks rep informed USA Right this moment the workforce was investigating.

Brenly apologized to Stroman in a press release issued later Wednesday by the Diamondbacks and mentioned he’d search sensitivity coaching “in order that I can proceed to study from my errors as a way to be higher sooner or later.” 

“Throughout final night time’s recreation, I made a poor try at humor that was insensitive and incorrect,” Brenly mentioned. “I apologize to Marcus Stroman and have reached out on to share these ideas.”

This text has been up to date to incorporate Brenly’s assertion.

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