The New York Yankees have fired a part-time ticket seller who allegedly sent vulgar tweets about the daughter of former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling.
Last week, Schilling sent out a tweet congratulating his daughter, Gabby, who will be a member of the softball team at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI next year.
On Sunday, Schilling published a blog post detailing how he received many vulgar and sexually explicit responses about his daughter. Schilling posted screencaps of several of the tweets, focusing on two of the men in particular and giving identifying features.
The Dennis and Callahan Show of WEEI later identified one of the men as Yankees employee Sean MacDonald.
The team's director of communications, Jason Zillo, told NJ Advance Media that MacDonald was hired in January and had worked about 18 hours over four days so far before being fired on Monday.
"We have zero tolerance for anything like this," Zillo said. "We've terminated him."
In his blog post, Schilling explained why he decided to screencap and call out the people who sent the tweets.
"These boys have yet to understand one of life’s most important lessons," he wrote. "In the real world you get held accountable for the things you say and if you are not careful that can mean some different things."
- Molly Geary