Seattle Mariners outfielder Logan Morrison (he was just traded to the Mariners from the Miami Marlins for those of you who were not aware) is one of the most entertaining MLB players to follow on Twitter. Like any other professional athlete, he has to be careful with the stuff he tweets since so many people are watching. Morrison was not careful on Wednesday.
A Twitter follower antagonized Morrison by telling him he should change his handle to “LoMonevermaketheplayoffs.” Rather than ignoring the heckler, Morrison fired back by saying @blakerudolph should change his handle to “Blakenevergetlaid.” Then, Morrison took it too far. The Big Lead shared the exchange with us:
Naturally, Morrison deleted the tweet. Getting into verbal sparring matches with fans on Twitter almost never ends well. Using homophobic language is even worse, as it opens up an entirely different avenue of insensitivity — just ask this start NFL wide receiver. Morrison needs to be more careful.