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Posted: July 07, 2017

Twitter user criticizes ‘KKK’ sign at baseball game, learns baseball tradition


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Twitter user criticizes ‘KKK’ sign at baseball game, learns baseball tradition
A San Francisco Giants fan turns over a K sign after pitcher Chris Heston (not pictured) recorded his seventh strike out against the Philadelphia Phillies during the seventh inning at AT&T Park on July 12, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By Alex Thomas, Rare.us

A woman at a baseball game didn’t have all the facts when she complained about the “KKK” sign in the outfield. 

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The Atlanta woman was at a Braves baseball game when she noticed the sign in the outfield and tweeted her distaste, writing “definitely NOT ok.”

“Really disappointed with this sign at the new #BravesStadium,” she wrote Tuesday in a now-deleted Twitter post. But what the woman saw was the “K-Corner.” Almost every stadium has one of them -- the so-called “living scorecard” where fans in the outfield keep track of the home pitcher’s strikeouts. 

She was ridiculed online for not knowing about the tradition.

But she wasn’t backing down.

“They should figure out a different way to record it (because) that’s offensive,” she argued. “Just because it happens everywhere doesn't make it right. You can say and feel how you want. But I’m entitled to my opinion too. And I don’t want to look up and see that. Period.”

Her tweets garnered more than 1,400 responses.

Two days later, the woman apologized for potentially upsetting baseball fans. 

“I never meant for my comments to offend anyone. I was bored and noticed something that I felt like should be changed to be more sensitive,” she wrote on Twitter. 

The woman later deleted her Twitter account

New York Mets fan Dennis Scalzitti came up with the idea of the K-corner, according to the New York Daily News. It started as a way to celebrate rookie pitching sensation Dwight Gooden. The rest is history.


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