Angels backup catcher Bobby Wilson announced on Twitter Thursday that he was done with the social media service because he couldn’t stand the negativity:
I’m done with twitter. Try to be fan friendly and all I get is criticism. I wasn’t blessed with 5 tools. I worked hard to get here.
— Bobby Wilson (@BW46) August 9, 2012
Wilson is a career .215 hitter and batting .228 with two home runs for the Angels this year. He saw daily action after Chris Ianetta got hurt, but he’s been playing sporadically since Ianetta returned. He’s caught C.J. Wilson the last two times he started, and the southpaw was hit hard both times. Perhaps that’s the root of the criticism he’s faced.
LBS went back to look at the tweets Wilson was sent over the past week, and it really wasn’t too bad. He had about as many supportive tweets as critical ones, and it’s not like he was bombarded with very many at all. But we do have a feeling it was tweets like the ones below that got him down: