Giants exclude Aubrey Huff from 2010 World Series reunion, citing 'unacceptable' tweets

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Aubrey Huff excluded from Giants' 2010 World Series reunion
Former Giants' player Aubrey Huff is responding after he was not invited to the team's 2010 World Series reunion.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The San Francisco Giants said Monday that they won't invite Aubrey Huff to a reunion of the 2010 World Series-winning team this summer because of "unacceptable" comments made by Huff on social media.

"Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion. Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization," the Giants said in a statement. "While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision."

Huff, 43, played first base and outfield on the 2010 team and retired after the 2012 season. He played the final three seasons of his 13-year career with the Giants. In 2010, he played in 157 games, hitting .290 with 26 homers and 86 RBIs.The reunion is scheduled for Aug. 16.

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In November, Huff posted a tweet containing a picture of him holding a shooting target with holes. The caption on the post said in part that he was "getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020."

In January, he posted a since-deleted tweet about kidnapping Iranian women so "we can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes." He later tweeted that his post was a joke.

"Quite frankly, shocked. Disappointed. If it wasn't for me, they wouldn't be having a reunion," Huff told The Athletic about the Giants' decision. "But if they want to stick with their politically correct, progressive bulls---, that's fine."

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Huff also posted a full response on his Twitter page, "my locker room humor on Twitter is meant to be satirical, and sarcastic," tweeted Huff. "While I'm disappointed the Giants are so opposed to President Trump, and our constitutional rights that they'd uninvite me to my teams reunion, it shows me that now more than ever we have to stand up for our first amendment rights."

ESPN contributed to this report.