Lockout thread #2: mediation done - no progress
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11-20-2012, 11:37 AM
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I see we had a bit of a heated twitter discussion here last night. I say if the players want to have public accounts and sling mud from one side to the other it's no different than being a professional athlete and taking chirps from people in the crowd.
Obviously there is a line as to the content of the tweet, but I think this tweet was pretty fair game for a guy who keeps chirping about his situation.
As for bad examples I can't stand is when idiots will say tweet Brett LAwrie after a bad game and just swear like idiots and say how ****** of a player he is for example. Or tell Jose Bautista that he's ****ing up their fantasy team by being useless and getting injured. That's ignorant but coming up with a witty remark to a guy who's obviously looking for public attention through his twitter
and then shows his true colors in the response is just laughable from his part.
How was he supposed to react "yeah you're right buddy I'll be lucky to play 10 games anyway, I think that I'll announce my retirement tomorrow?".
Now don't get me wrong, Whitney has come across as a big baby in a number of his tweets that I've seen mentioned here, but IMO that tweet to him wasn't very nice either. Had it been more along the lines of "maybe this time you could actually earn your pay by playing better" while a bit harsh wouldn't be as bad as knocking a guy for injuries which he has no control over.
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