The player was asked about the messages at a press conference afterwards, revealing he had only been made aware of the row when his phone "blew up" in the locker room afterwards. League will consider statement tomorrow.
Said Hader: "I was just 17 years old". "As a child, I was immature and I was insensitive, but that were inexcusable".
People can parse Hader's apology if they want to - I wrote about what I feel like Hader needs to say and do to show that his tweets truly are not representative of who he is now - but this is probably about as well as Major League Baseball can do with this.
And this explanation especially wasn't a good one: "When you're a kid, you tweet what's on your mind".
"There's no excuse for what was said, and, you know, I'm deeply sorry for what I've said and what's been going on", he said.
As Hader's tweets were going viral, some of Hader's friends and family in attendance were given blank gear while sitting in the stands.
"That was seven years ago so I don't remember too much from back then", he said.
The middle reliever's tweets also included a string of sexist remarks from 2012, including "Hoes gone be hoes" and 'You know these hoes came to see me ball'.
Milwaukee Brewers All-Star outfielder Lorenzo Cain spoke briefly to Hader in the clubhouse following the game. "He was young. We all say some insane stuff when we're young". "That's one reason why I don't have social media is because of things like this".
If you think making Hader do such things is "punishment", well, that opens up another conversation altogether I suppose. We'll move on from it. "I really don't know exactly what all's out there". I'm fine. Everybody will be okay.
"When anybody does something like that, you're always surprised", said Cain, USA Today reported. "At the end of the day, you've got to give people a second chance, you understand you have to forgive people, move on from it".