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Wednesday BP: Teammates respond to Huff’s banning

Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval commented on the Giants recent decision.

2014 World Series Game 5: Kansas City Royals v. San Francisco Giants

Note: In yesterday’s article about this topic, there were, not surprisingly, many comments with strong opinions. This is a formal reminder to A) not be a bigot, B) try to respond maturely and appropriately, even to people who are bigots, and C) use the flag button so we can help delete bad comments and ban aforementioned bigots.

I really, really, really didn’t want to write any words about Aubrey Huff this season. Was hoping I wouldn’t type his name in an article or even a tweet.

But some things can’t be avoided. Huff’s awful, bigoted comments on Twitter weren’t newsworthy in and of themselves, because he hasn’t been a member of the San Francisco Giants in nearly eight years.

Then the Giants went and did the right move, and disinvited Huff from the upcoming ten-year anniversary of the 2010 World Series team. Bryan wrote about it, and I highly recommend you check it out.

Not surprisingly, a few Giants players have been asked about it. Only five people on the Giants roster shared a clubhouse with Huff: Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, and, for a very brief time, Hunter Pence.

No word yet on if the latter three have been asked about Huff, but Posey and Sandoval were. Sandoval, not surprisingly, didn’t mince words.

Posey, in equally unsurprising news, took a very diplomatic approach.

In an article in The San Francisco Chronicle, Hank Schulman also noted that Posey said he talked with the organization prior to their decision. Posey said he remembered Huff as being a joker in the clubhouse, but made a point of noting that people change.

Hopefully these are my final words about Huff.