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    Brewers reliever Josh Hader said Tuesday night there was "no excuse" for racist, sexist and anti-gay tweets he made six and seven years ago that recirculated on the internet after his poor outing in this year's MLB All-Star Game.Posts Hader wrote in 2011 and 2012 quickly came up after he allowed a three-run home run to the Mariners' Jean Segura in the eighth inning."I'm deeply sorry for what I said and what Joey Votto 2018 MLB All-Star Game Jersey has been going on," he told reporters at his locker at Nationals Park in Washington after the game.ALL-STAR GAME: SN live blog | Seven things you mi sedHader blamed the tweets on his ageat thattime."I was 17 years and as a child I was immature and obviously I said some things that were inexcusable," he said. "That doesn't Scooter Gennett 2018 MLB All-Star Game Jersey reflect on who I am as a person today."Josh Hader addre ses the tweets that surfaced during the game pic.twitter.com/Zzh6uS2frH Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) July 18, 2018Josh Hader, part 2 of his comments addre sing the tweets pic.twitter.com/tWs2zBmukS Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) July 18, 2018Hader's tweets are now protected. It is unclear how long that has been the case. Screenshots flooded the internet Tuesday night.The tweets reportedly prompted Hader family members attending the game to try toBarry Larkin Jersey conceal their identities.Some members of Josh Haders family, wearing his All-Star replica jersey, have taken them off and been given generic jerseys without his name on the back. Jeff Pa san (@JeffPa san) July 18, 2018Major League Baseball said Tuesday night (per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times) that it was considering making a statement Wednesday. It is not clear whether MLB will sanction Hader for the tweets. Hader said he was "prepared for any consequences . . . for what happened seven years ago."Hader, 24, earned a spot on the National League All-Star team with a dominant first half out of Milwaukee's bullpen. He struck out 89 batters in 48 innings and posted a 1.50 ERA (1.71 FIP).UPDATE:Hader told reporters he would Cincinnati Reds Custom Red Jersey addre s his teammates about the tweets. One of those teammates,Brewers All-Star outfielder Lorenzo Cain, was sympathetic to the idea that Hader wrote out of immaturity."At the end of theday,we've all said crazy stuff growing up," Cain said, "even when we were 17, 18 years old. We could follow each other around with a recorder every day, (and) I'm sure we'll all say some dumbstuff. We're going to move on from this. He said it, it's over, it's done with. We're focused on playing baseball."Lorenzo Cain, who said he spoke briefly to Josh Hader before talking with the media. pic.twitter.com/UJKi1QBII7 Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) July 18, 2018Another Brewers All-Star, outfielder Christian Yelich, said he didn't have enough information to comment immediately.Christian Yelich, asked about his teammate Josh Hader's tweets.He didn't have any context or information now, moments after coming off the field. pic.twitter.com/MvfIebVclI Ryan Fagan (@ Joe Morgan Jersey ryanfagan) July 18, 2018
     

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