Astros Third Baseman Alex Bregman Deletes His Twitter Account After Going Haywire On A Fan In His DMs
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is approaching his one-year anniversary in the Bigs and at this point should be accustomed to the art of sliding into DMs. It doesn’t take a Stephen Hawking type to nail the process down–step 1. see a girl you like, step 2. hit the DM button, step 3. tell them you are a millionaire professional athlete, step 4. wear a rubber.
Bregman took a different route–sliding in a male fan’s DMs to berate him about his baseball opinions.
Twitter user Allen H
tweeted to his 327 followers that the Astros should have traded Bregman for Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale
The fan, @AllenH83, was discussing MLB trades and was critical of the Astros for not trading Bregman for Red Sox All-Star starting pitcher Chris Sale. He then retweeted someone’s else’s tweet calling for the Astros to trade Bregman for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer.
The 2015 first-round MLB Draft selection caught wind of the tweet, probably by searching his name on Twitter (Allen never used Bregman’s handle) and decided to duke it out with Allen in the DMs. The 23-year-old got so incensed he called Allen a “flee on the nutsack of society.” *flea.
Bregman’s vitriol is likely rooted in his sluggish start to the season (although heating up as of late) and the emergence of his backup, Marwin Gonzalez, who is having a year with an OPS that is sixth among AL players with at least 200 at-bats.
About 24 hours later, Bregman deleted his Twitter account.
Take a few days off, brah. And come back DMing people who can relieve some of that stress you’re carrying around.
[h/t For The Win]