broadcaster Bob Brenly
joked Tuesday about the do-rag under the player's cap, New York Mets
pitcher Marcus Stroman
pledged to persevere despite "adversity and racist
Brenly, a former Diamondbacks manager who is now a Diamondbacks announcer for Bally Sports
Arizona, said as Stroman worked on the mound in the fourth inning against the host Arizona Diamondbacks: "Pretty sure that's the same do-rag Tom Seaver used to wear when he pitched for the Mets."
mannn... why? appears out of nowhere and is completely ignored by his partner. pic.twitter.com/q810Azt1WK — Jomboy (@Jomboy_) June 2, 2021
“Onward and upward...through all adversity and racist undertones, the climb continues through all!” Stroman tweeted after the Mets lost 6-5 in 10 innings after allowing three runs in six innings.
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) June 2, 2021
Stroman said he couldn't call the broadcaster's remark "blatant racism
," as another person tweeted, "because the media
will turn this against me in some way," but he did retweet other commenters who condemned the remark.
“Those who put you down are already beneath you,” the pitcher added Wednesday morning.
The team was investigating, according to a Diamondbacks representative.
In a statement released later Wednesday by the Diamondbacks, Brenly apologized to Stroman and stated that he would seek sensitivity training “so that I can continue to learn from my mistakes in order to be better in the future.”
“During last night’s game, I made an insensitive and wrong attempt at humor
,” Brenly said, “for which I apologize to Marcus Stroman and have reached out directly to share those thoughts.”
The statement of Brenly has been added to this article.