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Ex-Giants slugger Aubrey Huff suffers LANDSLIDE defeat in California school board election

In baseball, a .175 average would be considered pathetic for a Major League hitter, but that figure is even worse for political candidates, as controversial former San Francisco Giants slugger Aubrey Huff learned Tuesday. 

The 45-year-old conservative suffered a landslide defeat in a California school board election with just 17.5 percent of the vote, well below baseball’s notorious ‘Mendoza’ line, which took its name from soft-hitting shortstop Mario Mendoza. 

Huff’s campaign was likely hindered by his permanent Twitter ban, stemming from his frequently ill-informed tweets about COVID-19, including the claim that masks and vaccines exacerbated the pandemic. He also made violent threats in the event that liberal Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders became president, and once joked about abducting Iranian women and assaulting them. 

His opponent, incumbent Debra Schade, retained her board seat in the Solana Beach school district with 82.5 percent of the vote.

Huff looks on during the game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 21, 2012

Two-time World Series champion and staunch anti-vaxxer Aubrey Huff had his Twitter account suspended in 2021, and subsequently lost his bid for a school board seat near San Diego

Huff, a conservative in a largely liberal area of suburban San Diego, faced an uphill battle with voters. Furthermore, pinning down his exact platform for his campaign is difficult because he did not fill out a candidate statement, nor did he respond to a Ballotopedia survey or Del Mar Times journalists reporting on school board candidates' views

Huff, a conservative in a largely liberal area of suburban San Diego, faced an uphill battle with voters. Furthermore, pinning down his exact platform for his campaign is difficult because he did not fill out a candidate statement, nor did he respond to a Ballotopedia survey or Del Mar Times journalists reporting on school board candidates’ views

Huff, a conservative in a largely liberal area of suburban San Diego, faced an uphill battle with voters. Furthermore, pinning down his exact platform for his campaign is difficult because he did not fill out a candidate statement, nor did he respond to a Ballotopedia survey or Del Mar Times journalists reporting on school board candidates’ views.

Prior to his ban from Twitter, Huff did not hesitate to share his views on just about anything. While it’s unclear which of Huff’s tweets violated Twitter’s policies, there are no shortage of candidates, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘If you’re still pro vaccine, pro mask, pro lockdown,’ he tweeted last week, ‘you’re pro r****.’

Huff has repeatedly been accused of sharing misogynistic and derogatory tweets with his 214,000 Twitter followers.

Huff's opponent, incumbent Debra Schade, retained her board seat in the Solana Beach school district with 82.5 percent of the vote

Huff’s opponent, incumbent Debra Schade, retained her board seat in the Solana Beach school district with 82.5 percent of the vote

In November of 2019, Huff ignited an uproar on social media by tweeting a picture from a San Diego gun range, where he claimed to be preparing his sons for the possibility of a Bernie Sanders presidency and an ensuing civil war.

‘Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020,’ Huff wrote on Twitter. ‘In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must. By the way most the head shots were theirs.’

Huff included a picture in his post, showing him holding up a target with clusters of bullet holes around the head and chest.

In a since-deleted tweet from January of 2020, Huff wrote about kidnapping Iranian women so ‘we can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes.’

He has since claimed that tweet was a joke.

Huff's exact transgression has not been revealed, and Twitter did not respond to DailyMail.com's request for clarification, but the former San Francisco Giants and Tampa Bay Rays slugger offered his assessment of the situation on Instagram last year

Huff’s exact transgression has not been revealed, and Twitter did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for clarification, but the former San Francisco Giants and Tampa Bay Rays slugger offered his assessment of the situation on Instagram last year

While it's unclear which of Huff's tweets violated Twitter's policies, there are no shortage of candidates, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic

While it’s unclear which of Huff’s tweets violated Twitter’s policies, there are no shortage of candidates, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic

Huff has started a line of clothing called 'Alpha America' ostensibly aimed at belittling people he sees as 'betas.' One T-shirt reads, 'Alpha's (sic) don't ask permission.' The shirt was ridiculed online, not only for its message, but for his incorrect use of an apostrophe — the same mistake he made in his Instagram post slamming 'liberal Karen's (sic)'. 'Men are from Mar's,' joked podcaster and columnist Erin Ryan

Huff has started a line of clothing called ‘Alpha America’ ostensibly aimed at belittling people he sees as ‘betas.’ One T-shirt reads, ‘Alpha’s (sic) don’t ask permission.’ The shirt was ridiculed online, not only for its message, but for his incorrect use of an apostrophe — the same mistake he made in his Instagram post slamming ‘liberal Karen’s (sic)’. ‘Men are from Mar’s,’ joked podcaster and columnist Erin Ryan

Huff has even started a line of clothing called ‘Alpha America’ ostensibly aimed at belittling people he sees as ‘betas.’

One T-shirt reads, ‘Alpha’s (sic) don’t ask permission.’

The shirt was ridiculed online, not only for its message, but for his incorrect use of an apostrophe — the same mistake he made in his Instagram post slamming ‘liberal Karen’s (sic)’.

‘Men are from Mar’s,’ joked podcaster and columnist Erin Ryan.

In 2020, he was accused of violating Twitter’s policy against glorifying violence by calling accused murder Kyle Rittenhouse a ‘national treasure’ after the 17-year-old was seen shooting and killing two people during at a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha.

‘#KyleRittenhouse is a national treasure,’ Huff tweeted.

Rittenhouse is accused of shooting two people to death and wounding another during Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August of 2020.

A year ago he was accused of violating Twitter's policy against glorifying violence by calling accused murder Kyle Rittenhouse a 'national treasure' after the 17-year-old was seen shooting and killing two people during at a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha.

Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Kenosha, was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in shootings late Tuesday. Under Wisconsin law, anyone 17 or older is treated as an adult in the criminal justice system.

A year ago Huff was accused of violating Twitter’s policy against glorifying violence by calling accused murder Kyle Rittenhouse (right) a ‘national treasure’ after the 17-year-old was seen shooting and killing two people during at a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin 

Huff's tweets garnered a few thousand 'likes' before he deleted it without an explanation

Huff’s tweets garnered a few thousand ‘likes’ before he deleted it without an explanation 

Huff, who describes himself in his Twitter bio as a ‘believer,’ reacted to footage of protests in Kenosha by writing: ‘I say the rapture for the good people. Then we can leave these pieces of s*** to fend for themselves until they burn in hell for eternity. But that’s just me.’

And when one Twitter user called Huff’s initial Rittenhouse post ‘disgusting’ Huff responded: ‘For someone displaying self defense? Ok p***y.’

Then in February of 2020, Huff was disinvited from a Giants reunion over what team executives are calling his ‘unacceptable’ social media comments, prompting him to accuse the club of ‘politically correct, progressive bulls***.’

One post from that time accused Giants coach Alyssa Nakken – the first woman to serve in the role in MLB history – of being hired because of her gender, saying the move had ‘#metoo & #BelieveAllWomen written all over it.’

The Giants released a statement after telling Huff that he would not be welcome when the franchise celebrates its 2010 World Series title.

‘Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion,’ read the team statement.

‘Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization. While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.’

‘Quite frankly, shocked,’ Huff told The Athletic about the team’s decision. ‘Disappointed. If it wasn’t for me, they wouldn’t be having a reunion.’

Huff, who described himself in his Twitter bio as a 'believer,' reacted to footage of protests in Kenosha by suggesting that the demonstrators should 'burn in hell for eternity'

Huff, who described himself in his Twitter bio as a ‘believer,’ reacted to footage of protests in Kenosha by suggesting that the demonstrators should ‘burn in hell for eternity’ 

Huff had four RBIs as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Giants during their five-game World Series win over the Texas Rangers in 2010. He also had a key game-tying single against the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.

‘If they want to stick with their politically correct, progressive bulls***, that’s fine,’ he told The Athletic.

Huff also released a statement on Twitter in which he suggested that the Giants franchise is suffering from some liberal bias.

A veteran of 13 MLB seasons, Huff finished his career with 242 home runs and a respectable .278 average. He earned a Silver Slugger award in 2008 as the American League’s best designated hitter after knocking 32 home runs and batting .304 on the season.

He earned nearly $58 million over his career, which began in 1998 when he was drafted out of the University of Miami by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round of the amateur draft.

In a since-deleted tweet from January of 2020, Huff wrote about kidnapping Iranian women so 'we can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes.' He has since claimed that tweet was a joke

In a since-deleted tweet from January of 2020, Huff wrote about kidnapping Iranian women so ‘we can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes.’ He has since claimed that tweet was a joke

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