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Last night I tweeted like a tool

Micah: Not a big Train fan
Micah: Not a big Train fan

In case you missed this (and you almost certainly did), last night I fired off an inexplicably, unjustifiably nasty Tweet to Micah Johnson, a professional baseball player who has spent some quality time in the Majors.

It began when I saw this, from Micah …

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Now, why did this set me off? I have, quite literally, no idea. I’m not a particularly big Train fan, I didn’t watch Game One of the NBA Finals. If I dig deep, it probably has something to do with my anger yesterday, RE: Trump’s devastating decision to pull us from the Paris Accord. I was furious and bitter and huffing and puffing.

So, eh, I wrote this …

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Ugh. Not sure that could have been dumber. Or more inappropriate. Or more preposterous. I’ve covered sports for more than 20 years now. I despise fans who mock players for their average, ERA, turnovers, missed tackles, missed shots, last-place finishes, etc. Being a professional athlete is a beast, and Micah’s .226 would be my .000. Seriously, it’d be much easier for him to write a book than me to hit a curveball.

So, truly, I’m a moron, and any criticism I receive is rightly deserved.

Which makes this all the better …

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White flag, waved.

My bad.

PS: Worst of all, it turns out Micah is this really smart, fascinating man. Take a look.

One reply on “Last night I tweeted like a tool”

Nice job of owning your mistake. We should all be honest enough with ourselves and others to do it more often.

Also, thanks for reminding me how interesting Micah Johnson is.

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