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Tue May 28, 2019, 01:42 PM

Fresno Grizzlies apologize to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Memorial Day tribute video

A minor-league baseball team apologized late Monday for "some misleading and offensive editing" in a Memorial Day tribute video that aired at its stadium.

The Class AAA Fresno Grizzlies said the video, which was broadcast between the two games of its doubleheader Monday, was intended to be "a moving tribute" to the armed forces. But as the voice of President Ronald Reagan mentioned "enemies of freedom," the video showed an image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., between images of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and former Cuban president Fidel Castro.

Fresno, a minor-league affiliate of the Washington Nationals, said the editing "made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion." The club apologized to servicemen and women for what it called "the undue distraction on such a solemn day."

"We're embarrassed we allowed this video to play without seeing it in its entirety first," the Grizzlies wrote on Twitter. "We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) in addition to our fans, community and those we hurt. It was a mistake and we will ensure that nothing like it ever happens again."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/fresno-grizzlies-apologize-to-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-for-memorial-day-tribute-video/ar-AAC20n9?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Fresno Grizzlies apologize to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Memorial Day tribute video (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2019 OP
JI7 May 2019 #1
JHB May 2019 #2
Sherman A1 May 2019 #3
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #4
localroger May 2019 #8
gratuitous May 2019 #5
oasis May 2019 #6
Ernesto May 2019 #7
malaise May 2019 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:45 PM

1. fuck them. what do they have to say about the shitstain being in love with Kim

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:48 PM

2. Can we assume that the video editor who thought that was cute...

...was given the option of leaving thru the door or out the window? (to use an appropriate line from Its a Wonderful Life)

That didn't happen by accident.

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:50 PM

3. Agreed

That did not happen at all by accident and someone needs to be unemployed very, very quickly.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:04 PM

4. And none of the Team leaders thought to review the video prior to its showing? I can't ...

really believe that ... they got caught w/ their pants down and are being cowardly about it, blaming just the video creators...when they themselves should have caught the offending video first (by viewing it first).

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:14 PM

8. It's a minor league team. I can believe it.

I know a guy who played for the minors for a couple of seasons. Seems life at that level is very low-rent and informal, and there's no money for the kind of review and polish the majors can apply to their image. Many of the "team" members are part-time and none are very highly paid. They may have got this thing off the internet without noticing the shot of AOC, or someone with way more independence than he should have (and probably ever will have again with the Grizzlies) slipped it in as a "funny" or a nod to Devin Nunes. Management was probably in the habit of trusting some such underling not to botch things up like this, oops.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:12 PM

5. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez will handle this far more graciously and maturely than some others I could name

Others whose name begins with "T" and ends with "rump"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:35 PM

6. Rep. Devin Nunes territory. Cretinville. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:41 PM

7. BINGO!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:34 PM

9. Which ReTHUG Operative arranged that

I smell a Con goon

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