Aug 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Garza (22) reacts after Oakland Athletics infielder Eric Sogard (28) delivered a sacrifice bunt to drive in a run in the seventh inning at O.Co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Rangers 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Garza apologizes for sexist rant

As was reported the other day, Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Garza attacked Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard and his wife on Twitter, using inexcusably sexist insults to demean the couple. Garza apologized on Sunday, saying he let his “competitive spirit” get the best of him.

Here’s Garza’s apology, via ESPN:

No questions. Just a statement today. 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.

Yeah, it leaves a little bit to be desired. I like how Garza apologized for being too passionate and fiery, yet he declined to directly apologize for displaying an attitude towards women that would make Archie Bunker blush.

Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine also issued an apology, calling Garza’s misogynistic remarks “totally inappropriate.”

[Source: ESPN]

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  • afannaz

    when one of your bosses says you’ve acted inappropriately, he’s covering for the company he works for, and it’s still on you to do the right thing and apologize for the inappropriate sexist comment you spewed. garza did no such thing; his “apology” was demanded of him by the rangers, i’m sure. his words were empty, meaningless. everything he said was addressed to his bosses, telling them that he is passionate, fiery and competitive. although the word “apologize” was used, it is obvious that by not addressing specifically Mr. and Mrs. Sogard in relation to what he said, that he absolutely did not mean to apologize to them. in the end, he regretted having said those words, probably because his boss was adamant he make a public apology. he embarrassed the company he works for, and they didn’t like it! who’s the little man now? garza has always been borderline zambrano-like crazy!