Fired For Racist Tweet Is Radio Host Mike Bacsik
KENS 5 San Antonio reports that former Major League pitcher and Dallas sports talk-show host and producer Mike Bacsik, Jr., has been fired by KTCK (The Ticket 1310) for racist comments he made on his personal Twitter account . Bacsik (BASS-ik, which is pronounced like the fish) had been suspended by the station the day before and apology statements were released by Bacsik and the station, but KTCK decided to finalize the separation. According to the Dallas Morning News, Mike Bacsik directed the following tweet at San Antonio Spurs fans after a recent NBA Playoffs victory by the Dallas Mavericks over the Spurs: "Congrats to all the dirty Mexicans in San Antonio." Now he will probably need payday loans.
Mike Bacsik (aka 'Chew-Bacsik') another Twitter casualty.
Athletes and other entertainers like Mike Bacsik seem to have a difficult time determining either how Twitter works or what is socially appropriate to broadcast across the web. If it isn't a person posting nude pictures or betraying signs of emotional disorder, it's another public figure like Mike Bacsik – dubbed "Chew-Bacsik" by KTCK staff, because of a mild speech impediment – spouting off racist smack. People apparently don’t understand that the internet doesn’t just exist in our own lives but is a very public thing, including twitter. That's why organizations such as Major League Baseball is taking it upon themselves to play "Big Brother" when it comes to how their employees use Twitter . A small amount of instructing will save a company from a lot of embarrassment making MLB’s policy a pretty good thing.
Mark Bacsik doesn’t have a problem with people apparently
On Aug. 7, 2007, Mike Bacsik surrendered Barry Bonds' 756th home run, which broke the 33-year-old record for career home runs held by Hall of Famer Henry "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron. Bacsik didn’t just tip his cap to Bonds as a show of respect, but he also went into the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse after the game to shake hands with Barry. An interesting historical side note is that Mike Bacsik Sr. (Bacsik's father) also pitched in the Major Leagues, and on August 23, 1976, he faced Hank Aaron at the plate. At the time, Aaron had 755 career home runs. So both Mike Bacsik Jr. and Sr. could have surrendered number 756. Anyway, it would have been worth extra cash to them on memorabilia circuit.
Mike Bacsik, Jr., has been fired by KTCK (The Ticket 1310) for racist comments he made on his personal Twitter account
Major League Baseball is taking it upon themselves to play "Big Brother" when it comes to how their employees use Twitter
Phillies GM defends treatment of Howard (St. Petersburg Times)
Sunday, May 20, 2012
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies GM **Ruben Amaro** on Sunday defended the club's
treatment of 1B **Ryan Howard **in response to a newspaper report that
questioned the use of cortisone on the slugger last season.
The Phillies treated an injury to Howard's left foot Sept. 18 with a cortisone
shot, an ailment the club termed as bursitis. Less than three weeks later,
Howard tore his left Achilles tendon while running to first base after his
final at-bat of the season.
That injury has kept Howard out all season.
"The cortisone shot was treated for some (other) issue he had. It was not part
of the Achilles injury," Amaro said. "… One thing had nothing to do with the
Citing a doctor, a story in the _Philadelphia Inquirer_ suggested the
cortisone shot may have contributed to the Achilles injury.
**Glovely inning: **The Angels' **Howie Kendrick** switched gloves three times
in the 11th inning of a 3-2 loss to the Padres. After LF **Ryan Langerhans
**injured his right shoulder pursuing a double, manager **Mike Scioscia**
moved Kendrick from second base to leftfield. Kendrick later came back in,
leaving leftfield vacant, to create a five-man infield against ...
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