Rangers starter Matt Garza tweeted a couple of misogynistic things to Kaycee Sogard — the wife of A’s infielder Eric Sogard — on Saturday night after she came to her husband’s defense when the two players exchanged words following a successful seventh-inning squeeze bunt. The A’s laid down four bunts in that 4-2 victory, clearly frustrating Garza.
Now, via MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, comes the 29-year-old right-hander’s morning-after apology:
“All I want to say is I let my competitive spirit cross outside the lines, and that shouldn’t happen. I let my passion, my fire carry over, and that’s not how this game should be played. And for that I apologize to the Sogards for anything that was said through my Twitter. That’s all I have. I regret what happened, and I’m just looking forward to a great game today.”
At least he didn’t go with the “I got hacked” excuse. Sogard and his wife are taking the high road:
Sogard and wife Kaycee view this whole Garza thing funny. They’re not taking it personally at all, feel Garza just got caught up in moment.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) August 4, 2013
And Rangers manager Ron Washington is taking whatever sort of road this is:
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 4, 2013
To be fair, Washington followed that quote up with this: “What is Twitter anyway?”