Texas Minor League Baseball Announcer Tim Hagerty Receives Hateful Tweets Aimed at U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty of Tennessee

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In an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, a Minor League Baseball radio announcer in Texas named Tim Hagerty is receiving hateful social media comments intended for a U.S. Senator of a similar name from Tennessee over the acquittal of President Donald Trump.

Tim Hagerty recently tweeted:

“I continue getting tweets intended for US Senator Bill Hagerty.

As a reminder, I am not a US Senator.”

U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) voted to acquit Trump last week, The Chattanoogan reported.

The senator has a Twitter user name, or handle, of @BillHagertyTN.

Senator Bill Hagerty tweeted, “Impeaching a private citizen is an abuse of the Constitution and doesn’t represent our Tennessee values.”

Tim Hagerty, with a Twitter user name of @tdhagerty, is the broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas Minor League Baseball club. The team is an affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

You can even listen to Tim Hagerty’s broadcasts here.

In a now-deleted tweet, which the radio announcer saved, a person with the user name of @NesbethSmith told Tim Hagerty that, “Senator you are a Traitors to our country, Un-American and will be voted out of your seat. WE WILL NOT FORGET your loyalty to Trump instead of America. It is unforgivable that you did not vote to impeach. You are a Coward! You have blood on your hands Signed by a Republican”.

The social media responses were memorable, with some lines being hit out of the ballpark in a roasting of the mistaken Twitter user.

The unfortunate case of mistaken identity drew the attention of Tim Hagerty’s counterpart in Nashville’s Minor League industry.

Jeff Hem, the play-by-play announcer for the Nashville Sounds, replied to Tim Hagerty’s tweet by saying, “I hear that Bill often gets questions about the Padres’ pitching depth and where to listen to Chihuahuas games.”

Benjamin Hill, a writer who covers Minor League Baseball, replied, “That blood on your hands is really gonna make a mess of the scorebook”.

And, Houston Astros broadcaster Robert Ford said, “Didn’t know you could get “voted out of your seat” in the El Paso radio booth. Man, things have really changed since I last worked in the minors.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.
Photo “Tim Hagerty” by Tim Hagerty and “Bill Hagerty” is by Bill Hagerty.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Trevor

    Trump for Florida US Senate in 2022! President in 2024! Hagerty and Blackburn are you loving Mitch McConnell trashing your Tennessee voters? Why aren’t you calling for Mitch to resign leadership as the gop leader? Graham has called Mitch out for making it hard on GOP candidates? Do you fear the Washington swamp and rino establishment more than voting for the hardworking Tennesseans? Does Mitch represent how Tennesseans feel about Trump? Please publicly explain yourself? MAGA!

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