Softball Players Respond To Scrap Yard Tweet, Show No Tolerance For It
The softball community rose up Monday night and showed no tolerance for an insensitive tweet that was sent by Scrap Yard Fast Pitch General Manager Connie May.
During the opening game of the 2020 independent professional softball season between the Scrap Yard Dawgs and USSSA Pride, May sent a tweet from the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch account that featured a photo of Scrap Yard's players standing for the national anthem with President Donald Trump tagged in the tweet.
The tweet, which has since been deleted, read, "Hey @realDonaldTrump Pro Fastpitch being played live @usssaspacecoast @USSSAPride Everyone respecting the FLAG!"
After the tweet was sent—without the knowledge of the players on the team, it should be noted—a flurry of influential voices within softball and affiliated with the Scrap Yard organization took to social media to voice their anger and disgust over the political message that was sent by May.
Several Scrap Yard players, including Team USA's Kelsey Stewart, Ally Carda, Aubree Munro, Haylie McCleney, Taylor Edwards and Cat Osterman, tweeted that they would no longer represent Scrap Yard's organization after learning about the tweet that was sent. Certain players tweeted photos with the words, "This isn't us. We're done."
As of Tuesday morning, the Scrap Yard organization had not yet released a statement about May's tweet from the night before.
May has been the CEO of the Scrap Yard Sports Complex in Conroe, Texas since 2016 and the Managing General Partner of Scrap Yard Fast Pitch since 2018.