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Matt Garza apologizes for Twitter rant

Aug 4, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

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Rangers starter Matt Garza tweeted a couple of misogynistic things to Kaycee Sogard — the wife of A’s infielder Eric Sogard — on Saturday night after she came to her husband’s defense when the two players exchanged words following a successful seventh-inning squeeze bunt. The A’s laid down four bunts in that 4-2 victory, clearly frustrating Garza.

Now, via MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, comes the 29-year-old right-hander’s morning-after apology:

“All I want to say is I let my competitive spirit cross outside the lines, and that shouldn’t happen. I let my passion, my fire carry over, and that’s not how this game should be played. And for that I apologize to the Sogards for anything that was said through my Twitter. That’s all I have. I regret what happened, and I’m just looking forward to a great game today.”

At least he didn’t go with the “I got hacked” excuse. Sogard and his wife are taking the high road:

And Rangers manager Ron Washington is taking whatever sort of road this is:

To be fair, Washington followed that quote up with this: “What is Twitter anyway?”

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Can’t help noting his wimpy “for anything that was said” apology, as opposed to actually taking responsibility with something like: for stupid and hurtful things I said.”

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    BTW, the one thing none of us really brought up is that Garza’s tweets violate MLB’s social media rules. The policy prohibits “displaying or transmitting Content that is derogatory or insensitive to individuals based on race, color, ancestry, sex…” Offending players are subject to discipline by their club or MLB. I’m sure this one gets swept under the rug though.

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