Unfortunately for Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, the last time home run records were being chased was during the heart of Major League Baseball’s steroid era. It will be a long time before any player who hits 30-plus home runs before the All-Star break is not accused of using steroids, and Davis has gotten a first-hand look at that with his 37 this season.
Last week, the 27-year-old made the decision to quit Twitter. When Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun asked him about that decision, Davis was vague.
“I gave it about a year,” he said. “I told [PR director Monica Barlow] I’d try it for a year and see how I felt about it. It wasn’t my cup of tea. There was no correlation with any time of the year or anything like that. I tried it for about a year and it just wasn’t something I was into.”
If all of the accusations Davis has faced on Twitter didn’t play a part in his decision to give it up, that would be one heck of a coincidence. Davis wouldn’t be the first nor the last person to quit Twitter because he gets tired of the haters.
As his recent comments about Barry Bonds showed us, Davis does not think very highly of MLB players who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. He has also reportedly passed every drug test he has taken, so you can understand why the skeptics might get under his skin. Not reading tweets about how he’s juicing will probably lower his blood pressure a few ticks.
H/T Hardball TalkGoogle+