Tampa Bay Rays infielder Taylor Walls put his team in a pickle when he came out in support of DeSantis' half-brained and hateful actions. Walls retweeted DeSantis' proclamation, creating a conversation between two Florida men who couldn't name a third women's swimmer if you gave them half an hour.
The opinion got Walls roundly mocked, with Twitter users asking if Gov. DeSantis could declare the utility infielder a higher batting average. Still, he stuck by what he said when approached by the Tampa Bay Times.
Couldn’t agree more https://t.co/M7ILAcob2O— Taylor Walls (@dt_walls) March 23, 2022
"In my opinion, I don’t think I did anything wrong,” he said. “I think I just gave my opinion. Some people may have taken that out of context. And I’m very sorry to them. I respect them. I don’t mean any disrespect to anybody at all.”
This article was first published by our sister paper Orlando Weekly.