It's the common joke that once a team's season is over it's time to practice on their golf swings. Shane apparently took this literally. I mean come on, not even 24 hours later and you're tweeting a picture from the green where you are about to line-up a putt? I have never been or will ever be a major league baseball player, but I've been a fan all of my life. We as Philadelphians (or as my friend here in Pittsburgh says, "Phillyians" -stupid dummy) know what we missed this year. The Cardinals are only in the World Series because of the Phillies and that irritates all of us. But as we the fan are licking our own personal and emotional wounds, avoiding looking at twitter, avoiding watching SportsCenter, avoiding TBS for that stupid "Rally Squirrel" commercial, doing everything possible to take our minds off of what just happened, or in other words, what didn't happen. Now Shane, I love ya, you're one of the hardest working Philly athletes, and are a great personality for this city. Until the playoffs are officially over, I really do not want to hear about how pumped you are to watch the World Series. But that's just me..and like my...opinion man. The magic of twitter is you can say whatever you want to say, whenever you want to say it, to anyone who has taken the time to 'follow' you, all within 140 characters. It's impossible to censor, and you can't choose which sensitive topics you don't want to hear about. Maybe Shane and other Phillies players are more mature than us, they show that they are moving on after the loss? Maybe it's wrong to be upset with what your favorite sports star tweets. Yes it is only a game, and these are only tweets, but it is baseball that totally consumes me from March until October. Being dedicated for an entire 162 game season is strenuous and taxing on the human body. It's damn near impossible to turn off the switch less than 24 hours after the final out.
Twitter accounts you should follow:
@darrenrovell -Sports Business journalist for CNBC
@KNegandhiESPN -SportsCenter anchor, Philly native and Temple grad
@sportspickle -cause everyone needs a laugh
@PHLSportsHistory -cool historical info
@CrossingBroad -my favorite blog... other than Whiz Wit Sports of course
@Buccigross -ESPN personality. Great twitter account.