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: