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Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb nearly throws no-hitter, then has to apologize for offensive tweets

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb nearly throws no-hitter, then has to apologize for offensive tweets

Sean Newcomb thought his near no-hitter would be the story of the day.

Then he picked up his phone.

Newcomb said he had forgotten about racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, but was quickly reminded a few minutes after speaking with the media about the Atlanta Braves' 4-1 win Sunday over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After seeing that he had been called out, the 25-year-old Newcomb said it was his idea to bring reporters back to the clubhouse so he could address the issue before he went home.

The old tweets overshadowed his career-best moment.

"This is something obviously that can't be happening," he said. "I feel bad about it....

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