Twitter is a social media tool that can be quite useful for athletes. Many athletes get plenty of hate mail on there and sometimes have to close out their accounts to avoid the negativity, but it can be quite helpful for fan relations and building a brand. The UFC encourages all of its fighters to have a presence on there, and Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips uses it for community outreach. For all the positive uses twitter has, I’m pretty sure breaking up with your significant other is not one of the purposes for which it was designed.
That didn’t stop Amber Leigh Hartman and Jarred Cosart from doing just that.
On June 28th, Hartman, a writer and media personality in the Dallas-area, announced she and boyfriend Jarred Cosart, a Phillies pitching prospect, had broken up. Cosart replied on twitter saying “You shouldve written this correctly by saying the you and only you decided to go your separate way.”
At that point it appeared they had reconciled, but that wasn’t the end of the story. The Fightins kindly provides us with screen caps of what transpired next on twitter:
So Amber thought everything had been fixed, but Cosart said he was single. Both parties seem to have deleted most of the breakup-related tweets so it does seem like things are over between them.
What’s impressive is despite all the issues, Cosart threw seven innings of two-run ball in his most recent start. He’s 15-11 with a 3.25 ERA in his minor league career for the Phillies and remains one of their top prospects. If he keeps this up, he’ll have plenty of women from which he’ll be able to choose.
Thanks to The Fightins for the story and for preserving the tweets.Google+