Professional Softball Opening Day Marred By Controversial Tweet


Opening Day for professional softball was overshadowed and tarnished by a single tweet.

In the first game of the season between Scrap Yard Fast Pitch and USSSA Pride, the official twitter account of Scrap Yard Fast Pitch tweeted out a photo of the players standing during the national anthem with this caption:

Players are calling out General Manager Connie May as the person behind the since deleted tweet and immediately spoke out via social media against the action.

Two-time Olympian softball player, Natasha Watley, was the first to address the tweet via twitter.

Monica Abbott who signed a six-year $1 million deal with Scrap Yard Fast Pitch back in 2016, released an official statement via twitter:

The softball community did not waver in its response with support from players, coaches and fans.

Kiki Stokes

Cat Osterman

Aubrey Leach

Aubree Munro

Kelsey Stewart

Haylie McCleney

Ally Carda

Jessica Warren

Riley Sartain

Amanda Lorenz

Sierra Romero

Delaney Spaulding

Courtney Gano

Shay Knighten

Sam Fischer

Hannah Flippen

Keilani Ricketts

Taylor Edwards

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