While perusing Twitter last night looking for some consolation to what was happening, the world was given many inappropriate tweets from Mr. Bacsik, including one with a noticeably racist tone towards San Antonians. There were also derogatory tweets aimed at David Stern and the officials of the game.
All of the tweets have been removed, and just a few minutes ago, this was tweeted by Mr. Bacsik himself:
I’m sorry for my horriblly [sic] insinsitive [sic] tweet last night about the hispanic comm. in San Antonio. I apoligize [sic]and I hope u can forgive me.
Lots of venom has been thrust forwards towards Mike and The Ticket this morning, and rightfully so. His comments were out of line no matter how you look at it.
I confess that I was upset too…sometimes we live vicariously through our sports teams, and I would be lying if I hadn’t screamed some off-color things at the television before, but those are in the privacy of my own home. The internet is forever, and you must always consider your audience. Probably best to keep those feelings to yourself in the future.
Probably the most interesting part of this whole situation is that as of this post, Mike is not on the air in his normal producing spot with Norm. The Ticket has not addressed the situation, and they are distancing themselves from it as of now. I can’t imagine how they feel about the situation, but they probably aren’t too happy about the negative attention this has received nationally.
UPDATE: Mike has deleted his original tweet and posted a new one, with corrected spelling:
I’m sorry for my horribly insensitive tweet last night about the Hispanic comm. in San Antonio. I apologize and I hope u can forgive me.
UPDATE 3: After the last couple of days, there has been some new information in this situation. As most of you have probably already heard, Bacsik has been fired by Cumulus, the parent company of the Ticket. According to the information given this morning by Gordo and Norm, the decision came from very high up in the Cumulus chain, and was not made by anyone at the Ticket. There are some reports that Bacsik will be on the Ticket at noon today to talk about it, but as of this moment, that is unsubstantiated.
As we have maintained, this was an unfortunate mistake for Bacsik, and hopefully he will rebound. There has been lots of support, but just as much anti-Bacsik discussion has been spewed by lots of different people. A lot worse things have been said by a lot worse people and they have bounced back. Unfortunately, I think he is done in radio for this town, which is sad. Sure, he had his detractors, but he generally knew his sports, and it was truly great to get an insider’s view into the world of baseball. He will be missed, but I have a feeling the Ticket will only gain from this situation, as they seem to do with every negative thing that has happened to them in the past.
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