I’m so lucky to be able to impact the lives of athletes of all ages and from all backgrounds. When asked about her position as General Manager, Connie said, “Being the GM of the Dawgs is a labor of love that means the world to me. Every member of the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch softball team resigned after GM Connie May used them a photo of them standing for the anthem to tweet an anti-BLM message to Trump.. Florida Today reported that Scrap Yard General Manager Connie May posted the tweet and that players walked out on a team meeting with May after the … I’m so sorry to all my friends & teammates and the future softball players that are hurt by this. Senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano provides his Week 12 tight end rankings to help you dominate the competition! THIS ISN'T US! The hub for high school sports in Tampa Bay. Connie May is the General Manager of one of those teams, the Scrap Yard Dawgs. Two years ago, Andrews was part of an ESPN special called Unapologetic: The Black Female Athlete. pic.twitter.com/18QCzKDWbI, Editor: Bob PutnamEmail: bobputnm@gmail.comPhone: 727-580-4395, Football: Region semifinal preview (Classes 8A-5A), Audrey Koenig named Class 3A state volleyball player of the year, CCC’s football playoff run last year voted as area’s best, Trayvon Bromell sprinting to the top — again, FHSAA board of directors meeting will now be live streamed, Time to vote: Defensive player of the week. Members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs professional softball team have said they will never play for the team again after general manager Connie May's insensitive tweet Monday night. Several players have stated their desire to no longer play for the team, although they have also considered the option of finishing their current series in uniforms that don't feature the Scrap Yard logo. Tonight we were misrepresented by Connie May who acted on behalf of @ScrapYardFP I’m appalled by the insentivity & will not represent Scrap Yard ever again. and tagged President Donald Trump's twitter handle. The tweet was later deleted but the damage was already done. It was about wanting the black athletes on your team to LIVE more than you want them to get a hit. Members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs professional softball team have said they will never play for the team again after general manager Connie May's insensitive tweet Monday night… I DO NOT support the comments made during our game by @scrapyardfp & I will not represent them. Former Countryside and LSU standout A.J. This season was ment to be something special, to be a light in the darkness. The Houston-based independent softball team started a seven-game series against the USSSA Pride on Monday at Space Coast Stadium in Florida. “Everyone respecting the flag!” wrote team executive Connie May in the tweet to the president’s attention Monday night. Andrews, who became the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove in 2016, has used her celebrity softball status to embrace social issues, especially involving African American women in sports. I am so sorry for all my friends and their teammates that were misrepresented by this tweet. Has nothing to do with respecting the flag and ALL to do with respecting ALL Americans in this country regardless of color of skin pic.twitter.com/cdymUwWRsH. The now-deleted tweet included the message "Everyone respecting the FLAG!" It'll be eight rounds in an empty arena with plenty of restrictions. Senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano provides his Week 12 flex rankings to help you dominate the competition! The Texas-based team is predominantly white, with only two Black players, but they have had run-ins with their GM before over her racist "All Lives Matter" BS. Andrews was disgusted by the post from her former team, saying the issue was never about the flag. One of the images shows worker Claudio Fernández and his son—smiling and with thumb raised—alongside Maradona's body in the coffin. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The now-deleted tweet by Connie May, general manager of the Houston-based Scrap Yard Dawgs, included the Twitter handle for President Donald Trump as it … The program, presented by The Undefeated, spotlighted black female athletes and their struggles to become prominent figures in the sporting world. "I will never play for the Scrap Yard organization again.". "We were able to have a discussion about that," Keilani Ricketts said. Tonight we were misrepresented by Connie May who acted on behalf of @ScrapYardFP I’m appalled by the insentivity & will not represent Scrap Yard … HEARTBROKEN. Trump has repeatedly stated his dislike for athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Sent while the game between the Scrap Yard Dawgs and USSSA Pride was underway, the Scrap Yard tweet tagged Trump’s Twitter handle while exclaiming, “Everyone respecting the FLAG!” There also was support from the USSSA Pride. Other prominent African American players in the sport slammed the organization. She said sorry, but her actions–it wasn't exactly clear that she was listening to what we were trying to tell her, what the public has been trying to tell all of us the past few weeks.". pic.twitter.com/V4p1rIToAW. One social media post has put the entire tour in jeopardy. https://sports.yahoo.com/professional-softball-players-slam-team- The special included segments of a panel discussion held at Morgan State University that Andrews hosted. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. Start 'em and sit 'em running backs for Week 12 from senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano. Virginia was originally slotted to play Florida on Friday, but the Gators pulled out of "Bubbleville" due to COVID-19 issues within their program. Members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs professional softball team have said they will never play for the team again after general manager Connie May's insensitive tweet Monday night. Connie became the General Manager of the Scrap Yard Dawgs in 2015 when they began their inaugural season. SI Fantasy analysts Ben Heisler and Michael Fabiano discuss their favorite value-priced and top low ownership options for Week 12 on DraftKings. This is not funny at ALL! Most Popular Today 1 Golf legend's innocent dog photo has an X-rated twist 2 Alleged cartel boss arrested over slaughter of Mormon family in Mexico 3 Moderna's coronavirus vaccine may … "It didn't exactly seem like [May] was listening. Scrap Yard has not publicly commented on the tweet either. Many players attributed the post to ScrapYard Dawgs general manager Connie May. What has happened was incredibly inconsiderate, we do not condone, and will no longer be supporting @ScrapYardFP due to the actions taken behind our backs. pic.twitter.com/ziSTiYxuzQ. pic.twitter.com/39B1CaO9uh. Former Alonso and FSU star Jessica Warren plays for the pride and voiced her displeasure about the since deleted tweet. During the game, a tweet was sent out from the team's official account with a photo of Scrap Yard players standing during the national anthem. Via Twitter Screenshot. It was never about the flag! My official statement. Haven’t we been going over this for the last 3 weeks? The tweet was later deleted but the damage was already done. This is disgusting pic.twitter.com/duVv94VBWi.