Reading list, Feb 18

Even in the Bay Area, Sports Radio isn’t an intrinsically left-wing institution. There was a time when the SF Giants’ long-time radio station (KNBR 680) described itself as “Your Sports and Limbaugh Leader”. They have long since flushed Rush.

The Giants have likewise dropped former key player Aubrey Huff from their various team reunion plans. (Huff laid down one of the best sacrifice bunts of all time in a 2010 World Series games, the only one of his entire career.) Huff cut a sympathetic figure back then, once going on the disabled list for anxiety and depression. He squandered the good will by coming out as a bigoted, misogynistic Trumpkin.

Yesterday, another Sports Radio station decided to interview him after he complained of the Giants’ political bias. It didn’t go well.

Co-host Joe Fortenbaugh decided he had enough of speaking to Huff after the former Giant stated that he doesn’t want to coach women’s sports because “women are tough enough to deal with anyway.”

“Aubrey, do you really think right now is the time to make that joke?” Fortenbaugh asked.

“Hey man, you guys have me on, this is how I joke. You don’t like it, you don’t have to interview me,” Huff said.…

“Absolutely, it’s extraordinarily offensive listening to you,” Fortenbaugh responded. “I can completely understand why the Giants would want nothing to do with you. It’s a shame because we came on today wanting to see your point of view. I came on today thinking, ‘You know what, maybe this guy, just because it’s the Bay Area, they’re going too hard on him. That maybe they lean a little too left here and and he’s getting a bad deal.’ And now I’m regretting bringing you on because I’m thinking to myself, ‘You know what, he’s exactly the turd he makes himself out to be on social media.'”

SF Chronicle

If you’ve lost 95.7…

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