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Mets’ Marcus Stroman calls out ‘racist undertones’ of comments by Diamondbacks’ announcer – NJ.com


New York Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman finds himself the center of attention Wednesday for all the wrong reasons.

On Tuesday, Stroman faced the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix and sported a head covering under his cap.

According to TMZ, one of the Diamondbacks’ announcers tried to poke fun at Stroman’s look.

The remark went down during the 4th inning of the Diamondbacks’ broadcast of the Mets-DBacks game … when color commentator (and former World Series-winning manager) Bob Brenly threw a jab over Stroman’s visible head covering. “Pretty sure that’s the same du-rag that Tom Seaver used to wear when he pitched for the Mets,” Brenly said.

Brenly’s comments drew quick condemnation on social media, and after the game, Stroman tweeted his appreciation for those speaking up on his behalf: “Since I can’t say it because media will turn this against me somehow.”

Minutes later, Stroman took a stronger stance on Twitter: “Onward and upward…through all adversity and racist undertones. The climb continues through all!”

Social media continued to rip Brenly overnight, prompting Stroman to tweet a follow-up statement Wednesday morning: “Those who talk down on you are already beneath you.”

According to TMZ, “Brenly has yet to comment on the issue. Stroman, meanwhile, has since promised to launch a line of du-rags following the incident.”

Stroman pitched six innings Tuesday giving up three runs and ending up with a no-decision in the Mets’ 6-5 loss in 10 innings. For the season, Stroman is 4-4 with a 2.56 ERA in 11 starts.

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