Minor league baseball team apologizes for video including Ocasio-Cortez among 'enemies of freedom'
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A California minor league baseball team apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Biden: Media misinterpreted Ocasio-Cortez's impact on Democrats MORE after the first-term New York Democrat was placed among “enemies of freedom” — including dictators Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnBiden: Trump is 'ripping the soul out of this country' North Korea takes shot at Trump: 'Senility of a dotard' North Korea's Kim makes second visit to sacred mountain ahead of denuclearization deadline MORE and Fidel Castro — in a Memorial Day tribute video.

The Fresno Grizzlies, the class AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, tweeted Tuesday they were “embarrassed” they allowed the video to play “without seeing it in its entirety first.”

The team also apologized to the congresswoman, fans and U.S. service members.

“It was a mistake and we will ensure that nothing like it ever happens again,” the team tweeted.


A team spokesman confirmed to USA Today the employee responsible for selecting the 3 1/2-minute video had been identified.

The pre-produced video was created outside the Grizzlies front office, the team said. Meant to be a moving tribute, it “ended with some misleading and offensive editing, which made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion,” it added.

The video reportedly aired between the team’s double-header at their home stadium, Chukchansi Park.

Ocasio-Cortez was shown between images of the dictators as the voice of President Reagan mentions “enemies of freedom,” according to Sports Illustrated.