Former 1986 World Champion Met and current Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was accused of making homophobic comments to fans at a game last week.
“Kids don’t [expletive] belong at the baseball park,” McDowell, the Atlanta Braves pitching coach, shouted at Justin Quinn, after the dad complained that his children heard the former reliever ask three men, “Are you three giving it to each other up the [expletive]“
“I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco on Saturday. I apologize to everyone for my actions.”
McDowell was placed on administrative leave following the incident. It is currently unclear whether McDowell will be fired, suspended, fined, or if any other course of action will come into affect.
Braves pitcher Derek Lowe was arrested after he was caught racing another car on streets in Atlanta. He was administered a drug test after a state trooper smelt alcohol, leading to Lowe’s arrest.
“I would like to apologize to my family, teammates, fans and the Braves organization for the attention arising from this matter,” Lowe said. “However I am hopeful that this incident will not be a distraction to the Braves organization while we are focused on returning to the playoffs. This is a legal matter and I anticipate this case can promptly be resolved within the court system.”