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MLB Giants' Baer Addresses Political Donation Controversy

MLB Giants President & CEO Larry Baer today issued a written statement on a donation by co-Owner Charles Johnson to the campaign of U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.). The statement "highlights and defends the Giants' longstanding record of inclusion and advocacy for social justice and dissociates the team from any 'racist and hateful language.'" But it also noted that the Giants have "more than 30 owners with diverse political views, which the team can't control" (SFCHRONICLE.com, 11/26). Meanwhile, Bay Area civil rights attorneys today "called for a boycott" of the Giants (SFCHRONICLE.com, 11/26).