The 50 Most Controversial Tweets of Summer 2012

24. MLB Gets Taken to Bat for Sexist Tweet

Date: August 28
Tweeter: @MLB
Tweet: "Yadier Molina was forced to exit after this devastating collision, but he held onto the ball because he's a man."

Baseball is not known as a contact sport, but if you ask St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, he may have a different opinion. Molina had to leave the Cardinals' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in late August after Josh Harrison bulldozed him while attempting to score a base hit. Molina miraculously managed to hold onto the ball and protect home plate. The play was so amazing, Major League Baseball went on Twitter and applauded Molina. Some woman weren't too happy with what they perceived to be unabashed sexism. After a wave of criticism, MLB deleted the tweet.

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