I grew up a baseball fan. I am not a baseball fan today. It wasn’t just a case of getting bored with it. I got sick of the phony American exceptionalism mythology behind it. (Doubleday? Yeah, and I race unicorns.) The steroid era bugged me. And I was not impressed with the way Major League Baseball forced Washington into a horrible stadium deal it can’t afford. I’m still rooting for the Nationals … to leave town and give D.C. United that stadium.
It’s a sport with an unwritten “code” that’s even more juvenile than hockey’s. Here, stand in that box while I throw a ball at you. If you charge at me, everyone will clear the benches and act like tough guys. At least hockey players actually drop gloves and square off in a fair fight.
So imagine my surprise when I checked out Brandon McCarthy, the pitcher who was just released from the hospital a few days after needing a frightening line drive to the head forced him into surgery, and found that he is quite possibly the funniest athlete on Twitter.
His second Tweet after cranial surgery:
A day later:
After a nice shoutout from a stadium scoreboard:
And my favorite (not at all because I follow a lot of U.S. women’s national team soccer players on social networks):
4 thoughts on “Funniest athlete on Twitter: A baseball player?”
You missed his last one today, which was a bit naughtly but equally funny. Or perhaps you chose not to post it to keep the blog family friendly?
The NFL is far far worse when it comes to stadium bullying. I won’t give the NFL a cent of my money
Yeah, the last one was a good one. I just wanted to end on the “motivational” one. I understand why people post motivational stuff on Twitter and Facebook, but it’s so tempting to write snarky responses!
Do you have a snarky response to a certain player who constantly tweets about and retweets from her “coach?”