After being named MVP of the College World Series, Arizona outfielder Rob Refsnyder took some frustrations to his twitter account. Refsnyder tweeted:
“I will never live in South Carolina because they can’t accept Asians playing baseball.”
Well Mr. Refsnyder, chances are that you will be calling the state of South Carolina home for at least a small portion of your professional career. Refsnyder was selected by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of June 5th’s MLB Draft. The same New York Yankees who’s Single-A affiliate, Riverdogs, happen to hail in Charleston, South Carolina. Refsnyder, a junior, still has a year of eligibility left at Arizona, but realistically one would think that he would forgo his remaining eligibility after winning a national championship, to pursue his professional career with the Yankees.
Later in the day, Refsnyder deleted the tweet and elaborated a little further behind the motive of that tweet. He tweeted back to several South Carolina fans after it had come to the realization that Refsnyder had been enduring some pretty heavy heckling on the behalf of some ignorant Gamecock fans.
In a classier move, Refsnyder praised the class of the Gamecock baseball program and head baseball coach, Ray Tanner. In all honesty, it’s a shame that sort of heckling occurred, the kind where race was involved and the threatening of his family. There’s no place for that sort of thing in the game of baseball, at any level. As a peace offering, we have offered to help Rob Refsnyder feel a little more at home and linked some Charleston based real estate sites below. Let us help you find a place to live in beautiful Charleston. If we can help Rob find a place to live, then we have done “Gamecock Nation” a service! Bill Murray and the Charleston Riverdogs are eagerly awaiting your arrival next season!