“"I believe in freedom of speech,” Groce explained. "But you get off to a 12-0 start and social-media wise, it’s like these guys are rock stars. Then you don’t play as well, they’re scum. I said, ‘Fellas, that’s the way of the world. The reality is you’re not rock stars. You’re not scum. You’re somewhere in-between.’ I wasn’t sure we were staying level with social-media stuff.’"
Since the Twitter ban, the Illini are unbeaten. #NoCoincidence”
Twitter has become a kind of digital locker room for athletes, owners, coaches, broadcasters, journalists and fans all over the world. It’s a locker room with no real parameters, open 24/7 and extending far beyond the walls of stadiums. It has changed the way athletes voice their thoughts and how fans interact with them. And this is just the beginning.
84-year-old baseball broadcasting legend Vin Scully reads a Tweet on air with adorable results
For the uninitiated, Vin Scully is the type of baseball voice that really takes you back. Listening to him, you need not see the action on the field at all. Vin Scully is a sunny summer afternoon. He’s the bag of Cracker Jacks tossed your way by one of the many vendors wandering the seating rows of Chavez Ravine. Also, other baseball metaphors. He’s all of it. So to hear him describe a tweet sent from new LA Dodger Shane Victorino, calling it a “twitter,” or “twit,” is basically just the most precious thing ever.
Vin Scully’s amazing. A man from a bygone era, who remains revered for what he’s done for so long. But really, this video is far too amusing anyhow.
[N]othing in Rauch’s brief foray into social media prepared him for the level of invective he received after allowing a walk-off home run to Yankees catcher Russell Martin on Sunday afternoon.
“People out there are nasty. Nasty. I don’t need that. I don’t need the aggravation. So many nasty people that don’t have nothing better to do. I’m not Kim Kardashian.”
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen quits Twitter: ‘Don’t follow me anymore’
"Yeah, I hate Twitter," Guillen said in the Marlins’ dugout before the game. "Everybody following me can (expletive) his pants. You can quote me on that one. … Don’t follow me anymore. Twitter is a stupid thing. I never make money out of that. When you speak Spanish, you speak Spanish. When you speak English, you don’t know how to spell ‘English.’ Get a real job, get a life. I don’t make money out of that. I’m done."