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(SFGate)   Texas pitcher rages against player's wife when Oakland scores run. What a silly bunt   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Matt Garza, Eric Sogard, Kaycee Sogard, Oakland, squeeze play, C.J. Wilson, call name  
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2494 clicks; posted to Sports » on 04 Aug 2013 at 3:50 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-08-04 10:54:19 PM  
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someonelse: They ought to put something in players' contracts so that they pay a fine if they put out error-riddled tweets. I'm only partly kidding.

Basically, every free agent should realize that they are paid millions of dollars to entertain people, and that they can continue to rake in money after retirement by performing such tasks as "signing objects" and "posing for photos".  They've essentially already won the genetic and financial lottery.  They just have to avoid being a jerk.

Thus, it is in their financial interest to handle all public speaking and media events like Derek Jeter does.  Politely answer every question put to you by talking about wanting to help your teammates out.  Refer to management and ownership as "Mr." or "Ms.".  Dress nicely, which should be easy given that you have a virtually unlimited clothing budget, and plenty left over to pay a professional to pick things out for you.

Keep a PR consultant on retainer.  Have that person either ghost-write or edit every email, tweet, Facebook post, or other written communication to be as nice as possible.  If you have personal indiscretions (such as Derek Jeter vigorously banging each and every female relative from age 21-35 of all men who approach within 50 feet of him) keep them discreet and never write anything down that can be forwarded or re-posted to the public.

Do I think Jeter means half the crap he says in interviews?  Not a chance.  Is he the most marketable man in baseball, even after his physical talents have significantly eroded?  By a longshot.

In the meantime, Matt Garza is doing his best to piss off the fans.  Even Texans won't put up with trash-talking another player's wife.  Players actually gain or lose salary for this stuff, because owners know that fans don't turn out as much for a team full of assholes.  The owners know it would be worth paying Jeter $10M/year or so even if he completely sucked, because he probably makes the team more than that every year in tickets and merchandise.
2013-08-04 05:13:13 PM  
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Marcus Aurelius: Garza got his ass kicked by grown up men, so it figures he'd pick on a woman after the game.

He didn't look her up to send tweets to her. He was responding to some tweets she sent him. She deleted some of hers, so we don't know exactly what she said to start it.
2013-08-04 04:17:24 PM  
1 vote:
Not surprised to hear this from someone who came out of Fresno. Most of the San Joaquin Valley has a backwoods mentality.
2013-08-04 12:58:29 PM  
1 vote:
Garza's got a touch of the tard.
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