Tweet This Ahole
I’m all-in on Twitter man, and I hate it. But there are just too many details in the news that you miss if you aren’t following the news breakers. But there’s one thing I really dislike about it and it’s tweets like this one from Dan Meyer:
First of all, Dan Meyer sucks and I think if the situation were reversed and he was taking steroids and Bastardo wasn’t, he still wouldn’t have won that job. But my main beef with this tweet is that if you are gonna call another man an “ahole” have the decency to do it to his face. Or don’t say it at all.
Back in the day, if you had a problem with someone you dealt with that person directly. If that didn’t go well, you rolled up or threw down, whatever you called it back in YOUR day, that’s what you did. And then usually, whatever the problem was, it was over.
But with twitter and facebook, you’ve got all these people talking sh!t about other people with absolutely zero repercussion for doing so. And it never ends, it just keeps going. Kids are bullied via social media to the point of suicide.
And I know that this thread has now morphed into a weird social commentary that doesn’t have anything to do with baseball anymore. I’m just tired of watching people do a virtual high-five when they “retweet” the words of another person who’s actually too afraid to say the same words directly to the person their dissing in their tweet.
While Dan Meyer is busy celebrating all those retweets and getting interviewed on ESPN last night, he might want to also consider that he could have expressed his feelings to Bastardo in a more direct, private way. Or tweet it out minus that pussy hashtag at the end.