Troll army up against Domingo German after his historic milestone

Athletic fans ignite controversy surrounding Domingo German, fueling passionate debates within the sports community.

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During the iconic victory of the New York Yankees with a score of 11-0 against the Oakland Athletics, a musical choice made by the Athletics during the ninth inning generated controversy and sparked a heated discussion about Domingo German, the right-handed pitcher for the Yankees. The chosen song was Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” which raised questions about the Athletics’ intention and whether the choice was a deliberate provocation regarding Domingo German’s past domestic violence suspension.

Whether it was a misguided choice or just a coincidence, Domingo German had a perfect night last Thursday, precisely on the same day that the provocative chant occurred.

The incident provoked divergent reactions, with some fans finding the musical choice amusing, while others considered it in poor taste given the seriousness of the issue at hand.

The dark side of Domingo German

New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German walks to the dugout after the third inning of the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Chris Young/AP

Domingo German’s suspension in 2019 for domestic violence was widely condemned and had a significant impact on the Yankees’ playoff run that year. However, since serving his suspension, German has shown remorse, apologized, and maintained a clean record since then. His teammates have also testified in his favor, highlighting his behavioral change and personal growth since the incident.

The debate surrounding Domingo German’s actions and the subsequent reactions from fans and the baseball community continues to divide opinions.

Some argue that it is important to remember and condemn his past transgressions in order to send a clear message about the seriousness of domestic violence. However, others question whether it is necessary to constantly bring up these transgressions whenever German achieves success on the field, arguing that it diminishes the player’s efforts at redemption and change.

Furthermore, the Athletics’ choice of music raises broader questions about the use of irony and humor when discussing sensitive subjects such as domestic violence. While some view the musical choice as a unique way to draw attention to the issue, others argue that it trivializes a serious problem that should be handled with utmost sensitivity.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German walks back to the dugout following the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in Toronto.
Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP

Twitter trolls target Domingo German over historic achievement

Twitter is widely recognized as a breeding ground for what are commonly referred to as ‘haters’. Regrettably, during the game, numerous individuals resorted to this platform to brand Domingo German as an ‘abuser’ and even went as far as hurling more severe insults, reminiscent of the toxic remarks heard within the stadium.

The trolls held sway over Twitter throughout the entirety of the match, only relenting once the Yankees secured another victory over the A’s.

As Domingo German continues his career, it is essential to find a balance between acknowledging the gravity of his past transgressions and allowing space for his personal growth and redemption. The incident serves as a reminder that the discussion surrounding German should be conducted with respect and consideration for all parties involved. So, Pinstripes Nation readers, do you find the incident provocative or was it just a coincidence?

What do you think? Leave your comment below.

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6 thoughts on “Troll army up against Domingo German after his historic milestone

  1. This country will never move on racism. He was suspended, married the girlfriend and has three kids, no issues since then. If it was a white player he would have been glorified. Sad day.

    1. What happened to the uniquely American idea of second chances? I despise abuse red and demand that they pay the price for their abusive behavior. That said, how many among us are sin free. Mr. German has apparently great progress in his personal behavior, so all you ignorant haters out there leave him be! This guy isn’t Ray Rice. If he ever does it again then pile on, and rightfully so.

  2. People make bad choices in life and do things they regret and that hurt others, but many learn from their mistakes and become better people. This isn’t a dismissal of what he did in the past, but it is a triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Nobody is “perfect” but one that night he proved he could be.

  3. The man can repent can’t he? They are letting people who commit murder go free , he received his punishment and he’s back deal with it.

  4. If the coward ever raises his hand to another woman or child for that matter, he should be banned for life, period. No lawyers, no hearings, no possibility of reinstatement, and no pay. That’s it, I’m sick of these spoiled athletes thinking their above everyone else and can get away with this shit. Oh yes this includes the Biden crime family too!

    1. Banned for life? What, no one is allowed a second chance in your little world? Ray Lewis was involved in a murder and now he’s in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He served a suspension, and he repented for what he did. I’m not saying he was right, but for Christ’s sake, he’s entitled to a second chance. Go peddle your sanctimony somewhere else.

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