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Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

Posted on: April 28, 2011 3:08 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2011 3:09 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

In case you missed it, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected early in his team's game against the Yankees Wednesday. Shortly after he was relegated to the clubhouse, Guillen sent two tweets about the incident, including saying it was pathetic (he spelled it incorrectly, but who cares). He also said it would cost him a lot of money.

We can't be sure if Guillen meant the ejection itself or tweeting would cost him money, because it turns out there's an MLB rule in place that social media may not be used from 30 minutes before the game until the game is concluded. (Chicago Tribune )

This is interesting, not only as it applies to Guillen. I know for a fact at least one -- I don't want to totally out him, so I'll just say he pitches in the NL East -- relief pitcher who tweets rather regularly during games from the bullpen. I've seen other players tweet during games, too.

Not that I disagree with the sentiment -- I personally think they should put it away for the entire game for several reasons -- but I'm not sure the MLB really needs a hard and fast rule in place. It feels more an issue that each individual ballclub should be dealing with.

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Category: MLB
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:21 pm
 

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 11:49 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

I think all players should be required to tweet at least once an inning as well as where HD cameras on their heads. C'mon, the technology is out there, so let's use it. It would also be cool to start playing night games without lights - they could use a glowing baseball and all the players could where glowsticks, of course that should only be 2 or three times a season.


Id like them to put computer chips in the players so the fans can control the real players like they do a video game.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 11:46 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

Do these athletes/managers get paid to tweet or do they just like hearing themselves talk?



Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 11:14 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

Tweeting. Just more of the me, me, me generation.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:36 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

I used to like Ozzie and his antics..but his act is growing tired and old.  Probably time for Ozzie to move on.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:12 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

Lol, that totally made my day.  Glow-stix!



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 8:53 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

DCM, I don't knowing about in-game tweeting or wearing HD cameras, but I think you're onto something with your idea about the night games without lights.



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:02 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

It's about control. The MLB like other major sports want to control the content being released to outside sources. If they don't have a say then they can't charge broadcast affiliates for the rights to show their games etc. Even CBS and ESPN pay to be able to use MLB branding in their reports. It's about money and control....



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:47 am
 

Guillen's tweets violated MLB rule

I think all players should be required to tweet at least once an inning as well as where HD cameras on their heads. C'mon, the technology is out there, so let's use it. It would also be cool to start playing night games without lights - they could use a glowing baseball and all the players could where glowsticks, of course that should only be 2 or three times a season.


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