Marcus Stroman Responds to ‘Racist Innuendo’ in Diamondbacks Analyst Bob Brenly’s Comment
After Bally Sports Arizona analyst Bob Brenly commented on the du-rag of Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman, the New York right-hander took to Twitter to respond.
As Stroman pitched against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Brenly, a former manager who won a World Series with Arizona, made a comment about his covering head that many, including Stroman, called racist.
“I’m pretty sure it’s the same du-rag Tom Seaver wore when he pitched for the Mets,” said Brenly, who is white.
Stroman, who is black, responded on Twitter, retweet multiple responses to the video which characterized the comments as racist.
“Onward and up … through all the adversity and racist undertones. The rise continues through it all,” Stroman tweeted.
Onward and upward … through all the adversity and racist undertones. The climb continues through all! 🗣
– Marcus Stroman (@ STR0) June 2, 2021
Neither Brenly, Bally Sports or the Diamondbacks responded to the comments.
Brenly has already made comments that have elicited a reaction from the public. In 2019, Brenly made a statement of Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.’s ties, saying, “It might be easier to run the bases if he didn’t have that bike chain around his neck.
Stroman shared a graphic of himself wearing headphones and standing in front of a number of comments with messages saying “Not all is racism” and “How is it racism”, with a response saying, “Those who you despise are already below you. “
Stroman also tweeted that du-rags will soon be available for sale through its HDMH Apparel brand.