A couple days after he found himself in a Twitter controversy, Aubrey Huff took to the airwaves to speak his mind.
"I'm all for freedom of speech, I'm all for people's right to protest," Huff explained on KNBR 680. "People fought for our right to do so ... I just kind of got upset when protestors are getting in the way of people trying to fly out of airports. They're marching in the streets where people can't get to where they want to go ... that's where I have problems -- when you protest and you're getting in the way of the American citizens getting to where they want to go ... there's a way to do it, a time and a place, but when you're interrupting people to go about their daily lives, that's when I have a problem.
"I did apologize for the nasty responses that I did send out to people on Twitter. That's what I was responding to. I got childish. And in my defense -- all these years playing baseball, you kind of develop a sarcastically-witted locker room type banter. And that's where I went in that moment with all the people on Twitter that were firing back on me ... I apologize for those childish responses, but I'm not gonna apologize for my stance on what I believe."
Huff's tweet (since deleted) that started this situation: "I mean seriously what the hell is going on? If you have time 2 march, protest and riot. Maybe it's time for something called a job!"
Huff recently released a book, "Baseball Junkie."
Has the recent publicty helped with sales?
"I'm not gonna say it's great and I'm not gonna say it's bad," Huff answered. "I will say this -- bad publicity is good publicity. I did not write "Baseball Junkie" for the money. I wrote it to inspire people that went through the same things I've gone through with anxiety, depression, addictions -- and I want people to understand the underlying meaning at the end of the book.
"When you read it, you'll understand. By no means did I write this for the money."
Although Huff did apologize for some of the tweets he sent, he also defended himself.
"I really do love the witty banter in the locker room," Huff started. "I always have. I've always been the kind of guy, even in high school, where I love to talk trash to people. College, at the University of Miami -- that's what we did. We talked trash to each other. So when I see people firing on me, that's what I do, and I do it in a sarcastic kind of funny way, I think.
"But some people, espeically on Twitter, when you can't catch the sarcastic underlying tones, really really take offense to it. The one thing about Twitter that I can't stand -- people can dish it out but man can they not take it. That's the deal."