In what has become a disturbing and frequent trend, someone dug up racist and homophobic adolescent tweets from Hader, and published them during the biggest moment of his career.
Hader addressed reporters after the game about the tweets from 2011 and 2012 - posted before he was drafted by the Orioles in 2012 - and said he was ready to face any consequences. That doesn't reflect on who I am as a person today.
It will certainly be interesting to hear MLB's response, and hopefully it's not just that Hader was a dumb 17-year-old.
MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said he had talked to Hader, and the league is expected to issue a statement on the matter in the coming days.
If your name is Josh, and you're a young professional athlete about to be on a national stage for the first time - it might be a good time to check those tweets you sent out when you were 17. Cain said he expects the team to accept Hader's present-day statements and move on.
"Obviously, when you're a kid, you just tweet what's on your mind, and you know, that's what's on", Hader said. I'm deeply sorry for what I've said and what has been going on. "It doesn't reflect any of my beliefs now". "And, like I said, it doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on". I know Hader, I know he's a great guy, he's a great teammate. "I really don't know exactly what's all out there".
Months after posting the tweets, Hader was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. We're still learning who we are in high school.
According to some reports, some members of Hader's family who had been wearing replica jerseys in support of the player opted to remove them when the tweets came to light.
"You live and you learn", he said. I'm fine. Everybody will be okay.
Josh Hader came out of the bullpen to start the eighth inning and struggled with his control throughout the brief outing.