The Scrap Yard Fast Pitch are an independent women’s professional softball team in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston. "I kneel with all of my friends, teammates, and any person of color. The 2019 roster included numerous college softball standouts and Team USA Softball players such as former Oregon Ducks pitcher Cheridan Hawkins, former LSU Tigers outfield Bailey Landry, former Auburn standout Kasey Cooper and former Florida State pitcher Kylee Hanson. I’m heartbroken. #lifeisgood, — Connie May (@TheConnieMay) May 17, 2020. @ScrapYardFP I will never be associated with your organization again. Current subscribers can click here to join Blake's subscriber-only text group offering updates and analysis on Vols football. Where Is She Now? Pro Softball Players Quit After Team’s “Disgusting” Anthem Tweet, Olympic Softball Pitcher Makes Baseball Players Look Silly, Adorable Dog Escapes on Softball Field to Steal Everyone’s Gloves, Softball Runner Flattens First Baseman, Gets Ejected, Monica Abbott to a record six-year, $1 million contract, Scrapyard Dawgs general manager Connie May. In a since-deleted tweet, Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, a pro softball team based in Conroe, Texas, for whom Abbott plays, tweeted a photo of its players standing for the national anthem. Where Is She Now? "I kneel," Abbott wrote in a statement she posted to Twitter after the game. Every member of the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch softball team resigned after GM Connie May used them a photo of them standing for the anthem to tweet an anti-BLM message to Trump.. Monday's game was scheduled to be the start of a seven-game series, with the next game on Wednesday night. A lot of them felt like they were misrepresented, blindsided and disappointed because protests were never about the flag. Patrick has spent parts of the last four years covering University of Florida athletics and spent two seasons with Major League Baseball. May hasn’t tweeted anything else from her or the team’s account. I’m so lucky to be able to impact the lives of athletes of all ages and from all backgrounds. The now-deleted tweet, from the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch twitter handle @ScrapYard FP, showed Dawgs players standing with hands over hearts …, …. "I believe softball to be an inclusive sport (and) any shape, size or color can be good at this game. According to reports, Scrap Yard players cleaned out their lockers after the game and won’t play the rest of the series’ games. Despite most professional players making less than MLB bat boys, these women dedicate their lives to the game they love. I DO NOT support the comments made during our game by @scrapyardfp & I will not represent them. I am so hurt but Hate and Ignorance will never win. It read that “we believe black lives matter, as do all lives.” Any sentiment in that seems empty now. They will also not return any of their gear that has their names on it as they don’t want to be affiliated with tonight’s actions. Jennie Finch Was the Queen of Softball. Yet as we’re finding out, one “disgusting” tweet is all it takes. I’m embarrassed. SAD. May deleted the tweet and attempted to address the team but players walked out. The tweet was quickly deleted, apparently after it had drawn backlash online. She also hasn’t apologized yet, but one can expect that will be coming soon. She won an Olympic silver medal in 2008 and is scheduled to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Blake Toppmeyer covers University of Tennessee athletics. It tagged Trump and acknowledged how every player was standing for the national anthem and “respecting the flag.”, That’s one approach #softball #ScrapYard, — Michael Kyllo-Kittleson (@MichaelKyKit) June 23, 2020, “Hey @realDonaldTrump Pro Fastpitch being played live @usssaspacecoast @USSSAPride Everyone respecting the FLAG!”. This is not funny at ALL! The tone deafness on this is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!! "Everyone respected the FLAG!". Unfortunately, a President Trump-directed tweet from the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch general manager prompted all 18 of the team’s players to quit mid-series. Haven’t we been going over this for the last 3 weeks? On June 2, the team’s account tweeted a message about Black Lives Matter. BLACK LIVES MATTER. She tossed three scoreless innings during Monday's game, which the Pride won 4-0 in front of 300 fans.