The Houston Astros Issue An Apology To ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza After Minor Leaguer Sends Boneheaded Sexist Tweet

Brooks Marlow is a minor league player in the Houston Astros system that is doing his very best to sabotage his ascension into the majors. Marlow logged onto Twitter last night and channeled his inner Curt Schilling by taking a not-so-subtle shot at ESPN broadcaster, Jessica Mendoza–a four-time First-Team All American for the Stanford Cardinals softball team and a gold and silver medalist for Team USA in the Olympics.

Have some goddamn foresight, bro. Do a quick cost/benefit analysis. At the very best, you get a few new followers and at the worst, you get dragged on the internet and deeply upset your employer.

The Astros organization did some damage control and issued the below statement:

Brooks since deleted his account. This is all that’s left.

[h/t Uproxx]

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