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Sport Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway accused of lewd behavior

06:25  02 february  2021
06:25  02 february  2021 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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Five women in sports media have accused Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway of lewd behavior, Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang of The Athletic report. Callaway “aggressively pursued” these women over the span of at least a half-decade and was part of three different organizations during that time.

Mickey Callaway in a baseball uniform wearing a hat: Mickey Callaway is entering his second season as the Angels’ pitching coach. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Mickey Callaway is entering his second season as the Angels’ pitching coach.

Callaway, 45, is accused of sending three women inappropriate photographs and requesting naked photos in return from one of them, per Ghiroli and Strang. He’s also accused of making them uncomfortable in other ways, including thrusting his crotch in a reporter’s face while she interviewed him and telling another woman he’d provide information about the Mets if she got drunk with him.

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Callaway’s alleged behavior has apparently been well-known in some corners of baseball, as one of the accusers told Ghiroli and Strang, “It was the worst-kept secret in sports.”

Callaway responded to The Athletic in an email, writing: “Rather than rush to respond to these general allegations of which I have just been made aware, I look forward to an opportunity to provide more specific responses. Any relationship in which I was engaged has been consensual, and my conduct was in no way intended to be disrespectful to any women involved. I am married and my wife has been made aware of these general allegations.”

The Angels issued their own response to the story.

“The behavior being reported violates the Angels Organization’s values and policies,” the team said. “We take this very seriously and will conduct a full investigation with MLB.”

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Callaway is entering his second season as the Angels’ pitching coach, but he might not retain the position (the Mets fired GM Jared Porter last month after he was accused of sexual harassment). Before joining the Angels, Callaway served as the Indians’ pitching coach from 2013-17 and as the Mets’ manager between 2018-19.

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