Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Twitter, Teens, Celebrities, Humiliation
Twitter; Teenagers; Celebrities; Professional athletes; Humiliation
Over the past few weeks, the tweets of three major league baseball players have made headlines. All three players wrote and sent these tweets when they were in their teens. Josh Hader, a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was pitching in the All-Star Game when his tweets surfaced on social media. Sean Newcomb, an Atlanta Braves pitcher, was pitching a no-hitter against the Dodgers. It got to the ninth inning with two out and two strikes on the batter. While that drama was playing out on the field, Newcomb’s tweets from his teen years were released across social media. Trea Turner, the all-star shortstop of the Washington Nationals, joined the lineup of major league players whose tweets were released into social media.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "The Dangerous Twitter-Verse" (2018). On Sport and Society. 832.