Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is one of the more emotional players in baseball. There are times when his emotions get the best of him, but his fiery personality has made him one of the better relievers in baseball over the past few seasons. That being said, Twitter is not always the best place for someone who is clearly bothered by the things fans say to him.
On Saturday, Perez blew a save against the Seattle Mariners but ended up getting the win after his teammates bailed him out. He then gave up a solo home run in the ninth inning of a tie game against Seattle on Monday, but Cleveland went on to win in extra innings. Following that outing, Perez disappeared from Twitter.
As Pat McManamon of FOX Sports Ohio pointed out, Perez was blasted on Twitter all weekend following his sub-par performances. Followers hurled all the usual “I can say this because I’m hiding behind a computer” insults his way before Perez had apparently had enough.
Perez is not the first noteworthy athlete to abruptly leave Twitter and he certainly won’t be the last, but his exit serves as a reminder that even professional athletes get sick of hearing negative comments from fans. Sometimes it’s just not worth it.Google+