AOC Featured Among America’s ‘Enemies Of Freedom’ In Baseball Team’s Memorial Day Video

The Fresno Grizzlies, a minor league baseball team in California, played a double header on Monday. But it wasn’t their play on the field that drew headlines.

During a video presentation on Memorial Day, a clip of President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address was played atop of patriotic pictures honoring America’s veterans.

“As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people,” Reagan said.


But just then, a shot of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez popped up, right between pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former Cuban president Fidel Castro. “We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it. We will not surrender for it, now or ever.”

The scene was caught by Fresno Bee reporter Carmen George.


The Grizzlies took to Twitter to apologize.

“We’re embarrassed we allowed this video to play without seeing it in its entirety first. We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) in addition to our fans, community and those we hurt. It was a mistake and we will ensure that nothing like it ever happens again,” the team wrote in a post.

“A pre-produced video from outside our front office was selected; unfortunately what was supposed to be a moving tribute ended with some misleading and offensive editing, which made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion,” the Grizzlies wrote.


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