Twitter can be a very useful tool for garnering updates on breaking news and inside insight from a host of different reporters, commentators and analysts.
It is also good for calling Alex Rodriguez an idiot.
If you hadn't heard — and I'll assume that means you've been holed up in a Russian airport awaiting asylum — Rodriguez is to be suspended Monday for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. And those in the Twittersphere could not be more excited.
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And so I present to you, people on Twitter bagging on A-Rod:
It's A-Rod day, and it will be glorious http://t.co/Ugpd4Htgh4 #Yankees
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) August 5, 2013
Andy Martino is the New York Daily News' Inside Baseball writer and a regular deliverer of MLB-related sarcasm. I thought I'd start off the parade with something subtle. Don't worry, it gets worse when you travel to the average person.
Not sure when A-Rod suspension will be announced, but if they could do it in a way where he's led off the field in cuffs, that'd be great
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) August 4, 2013
If you don't follow Eric Stangel, one of the head writers for "The Late Show with David Letterman," you are a fool.
Good morning, Alex Rodriguez. From your friends at @nypost: pic.twitter.com/23AOAGC6eh
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) August 5, 2013
The New York Post, as usual, goes all in on A-Rod. Here's their Monday front cover. Subtle, no? Now, let's get to the randoms:
Whats sadder to watch: #AlexRodriguez tryin keep himself from being suspended or Alex Rodriguez playin baseball?
— Loose Change (@LooseeeChangeee) August 5, 2013
That's the CEO of Pussy Lickin' Entertainment (free advertising!) bagging on you, A-Rod.
I’m assuming @arod doesn’t have children. There’s no way you could tell/teach them to do the right thing after the way he’s been acting.
— Joe (@stlcards314) August 5, 2013
Actually, he has two children. Each more embarrassed of their father than the next.
Alex Rodriguez, is and always has been, a dumb bitch
— Michael (@Mike_Fitzz) August 5, 2013
Well, that gets right down to it, Michael.
Alex Rodriguez is going to fight the appeal just to play a couple games be4 he's suspended for a long time! Enjoy your last days of freedom
— Johnny (@Harry_Abernathy) August 5, 2013
Indeed. It'll be rough in prison. Wait, what?
Alex Rodriguez is the Lord Voldemort to MLB's Harry Potter. Gotta destroy the horcruxes before you get rid of him.
— jacqueline chaiton (@jacqueline_chai) August 5, 2013
I guess I should've read "Harry Potter." Oh well, I'll assume this is a sick burn.
@AROD I'm so proud of you for fighting the good fight. Been a fan of you since your Texas days..Hahaha jk..nobody likes you.
— CMCrume (@CMCrume) August 5, 2013
Hey @AROD, get bent!
— Andy Pletcher (@ficklejar) August 5, 2013
If I never heard the name Alex Rodriguez again, I'd be a happy girl!
— Angela (@BradysTightEnd) August 5, 2013
You and me both, @BradysTightEnd. You and me both.
Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. And yes, he'll be tweeting about A-Rod, like it or not.