🚫⚾ Blue Jays Say “Later, Gator!” to Pitcher Anthony Bass Over Anti-LGBTQ Post Drama πŸŒˆπŸ’”

Anthony Bass, the guy who throws the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays, got his ticket punched out of the team amidst some pretty heavy backlash. His crime? Sharing a post that suggested boycotting LGBTQ-supportive companies. He tried to say sorry, but the Jays weren’t having any of it. Now, he’s off the team, and the fans are asking: was this the right move, or a knee-jerk reaction? πŸ€”πŸ’­

It seems like the Toronto Blue Jays have thrown their own curveball βšΎπŸ”„. Anthony Bass, known for his time as a reliever, has been “designated for assignment” (a fancy term for “you’re outta here, bud”). The move comes after a bit of a scandal erupted over a social media post he shared last week, encouraging the boycott of LGBTQ-supportive businesses.

Bass said “my bad” last week, and was all set to catch the ceremonial first pitch from leZlie Lee Kam, an LGBTQ advocate, when the Jays took on Minnesota. But, looks like the Jays decided to pass the ball to pitcher Kevin Gausman instead. πŸ”„πŸ™ˆ

Bass’s time on the Jays’ mound wasn’t all strikes and no balls – his stats for this season show a 0-0 record and an earned-run average of 4.95 over 22 appearances. But are his numbers really why he’s out, or did his social media faux pas strike him out? πŸ“ŠπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

The saga of Bass has left a mark, not just on the pitcher, but also on the team’s image. A slice of the Twitterverse was up in arms over the decision to keep Bass in the lineup after his, uh, “pitch” against LGBTQ-friendly companies like Target and Bud Light. That post, by the way, is now deleted. But as we know, what’s posted on the internet, stays on the internet. πŸ•ΈοΈπŸŒ

The team has called up Mitch White, another right-hander, to step into Bass’s shoes. But while the Jays might have a new arm on the mound, the questions still linger. Did they handle the Bass situation appropriately, or was it a swing and a miss? And how will they, and the rest of the league, navigate the often stormy waters of social media blunders? πŸ’¬β›ˆοΈ

One thing’s for sure – it’s not just balls and strikes that get you out in this game. In a world where the court of public opinion can be just as tough as a fastball down the middle, how players conduct themselves off the field is more important than ever. But did the Jays make the right call, or was this just a bunt when they could’ve gone for a home run? πŸŸοΈπŸ€”

As always, here at Turnt Up News, we don’t make the calls – we just report ’em. So, now it’s over to you – was the Blue Jays’ response to Anthony Bass’s controversial post a fair play, or an unnecessary foul? 🎀πŸ’₯