If ever there was a time for an athlete to claim his Twitter got hacked, it’s now.
A strange tweet was sent from the Dempster Foundation Twitter account on Wednesday, which according to the page’s bio, is the “Official Twitter page of MLB Pitcher, Ryan Dempster, The 22q Mystery Tour and The Dempster Family Foundation.”
Where is our devils lettuce… Ryan and his dad wanted to know if I could bring them a care package?
— Dempster Foundation (@RyanDempsterFDN) September 12, 2012
The tweet appears to have been sent by someone other than Dempster, so he’ll have an easy excuse to pull a Paul Pierce and claim he was hacked.
Now let’s pretend for a second that this tweet was real. It still wouldn’t make much sense. I could understand if Dempster put in the green request last month when he was struggling his first three starts with the Rangers, but he’s been money since then going 4-0 with a 1.73 ERA in his last four starts. Unless the devil’s lettuce is the key to his success? Hmmm
Naturally, Dempster’s Twitter account said it was hacked.