Josh Hader reacts as he is pulled from the game in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Nationals Park. "I'm deeply sorry for what I've said, and it doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on now".
Whether the required sensitivity training or participation in diversity initiatives will do anything to help him further understand the impact of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic ideas and messages, I don't really know. He was alerted to the resurfaced tweets when he left the game.
Hader said Tuesday night that the tweets were "something that happened when I was 17 years old, and as a child, I was immature".
Own up to believing in what you've expressed and say how stupid those beliefs were at the time and still today.
"I was surprised", Cain said.
A similar social media smear took place on the night of the NCAA championship game.
"We all said some insane stuff when we're young", Cain told reporters after the game. You always get in trouble for things you said when you're younger.
"Being 17 years old, you make stupid decisions and mistakes", Hader said. They were wearing blank National League gear outside the clubhouse toward the end of the game.
"But we'll move on from it - he's a great guy and a great teammate". The 22-year-old told ESPN he was "young and dumb" when he posted the tweets several years ago in high school. We're still learning who we are in high school.
Cain said that everyone should attempt to "move on" and "focus on playing baseball". "Live and learn. It won't happen again".