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 blasts Electoral College as a 'scam' Trump slams Tlaib after press conference on Israel ban: I don't buy her tears Scaramucci calls on GOP to save country from Trump 'depredations' MORE after the first-term New York Democrat was placed among “enemies of freedom” — including dictators Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnRomney: 'Putin and Kim Jong Un deserve a censure rather than flattery' Pompeo expresses concern over North Korea missile tests State Dept. extends travel ban to North Korea 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.