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After series of insensitive tweets from major leaguers, MLB, Orioles taking steps to improve social media responsibility

After series of insensitive tweets from major leaguers, MLB, Orioles taking steps to improve social media responsibility

When offensive tweets posted from the Twitter account of Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader, a former Orioles draft pick and Millersville native, resurfaced while he was pitching in his first All-Star Game at Nationals Park last month, it sparked a wave of major leaguers’ social media ghosts being brought to the forefront as insensitive posts from their teenage days stained their reputation and the game’s.

Hader’s tweets, which were posted before the Orioles made him their 19th-round draft pick in 2012 out of Old Mill High School, were racially insensitive and homophobic. He apologized for the tweets after the All-Star Game, saying that he made some poor judgments as a teenager...

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