Sometimes there is a downside to social media. The ugly side of Twitter reared its head in light of Matt Kemp’s pledge to donate $1,000 to his hometown of Oklahoma City for every homerun he hits now until All-Star break.
Firstly, far be it for anyone to knock someone who donates any of their hard-earned money to a greater cause. Was Kemp’s approach flawed? Yes, when you take into account his massive contract and the fact that the tornado struck regions need money right now, him turning the donation into somewhat of an incentive gimmick comes off poorly.
But does that give anyone the right to threaten him? Absolutely not, and Busted Coverage gathered some of the more ‘despicable’ tweets aimed at Kemp.
I just love the people who hide behind social media. These same people who are sending him threats will be first in line for a Matt Kemp autograph though. To see photos of the threatening tweets keep reading after the break.
I wish more places did this, especially stadiums. You can’t tell me people wouldn’t go nuts at Yankee stadium if you told them the urinals had photos of Red Sox players in them.
My question is how much is Darren Rovell contributing? Who cares how much Kevin Durant makes. $1 million is a great gesture, something he didn’t have to do. I don’t see any other athletes lining up to give away $1 million. It’s asinine for anyone to even question Durant’s gesture.
Expect to hear a lot of rumors in the next few months about where Chris Paul and Dwight Howard will play next season. The newest rumor comes from Mark Heisler, who believes that the two will join forces in Atlanta. As always we should take these rumors with a grain of salt.
A league source says Paul will check out other teams, as Howard is expected to do. If Paul leaves, it could pose a problem for the Lakers, who had enough already, if he and Dwight Howard decide to create a new option, joining up in Atlanta. Howard and Paul are pals. The Hawks can open up two maximum slots. They mused about Atlanta (D12’s from there, CP3 from North Carolina) years ago, before fate led them in other directions.
You will probably hear the same rumor about the Mavericks soon. I believe that Dallas is where Paul and Howard team up. Dallas has the cap space and can also offer Dirk Nowitzki. It’s no secret that Paul and Howard didn’t enjoy their time in L.A. so why not move together to Dallas and try and take down the Heat.
first 1,000 fans through the gates at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium will receive what you see in the photo above.
The collector’s edition bobblehead box will of course be empty. From their official site:
Thursday night’s promotions will also include an air guitar contest, a pretend kiss cam, an imaginary food fight, and fans with imaginary friends, girlfriends/boyfriends or spouses are encouraged to sit in section 115, the section furthest down the left field line.
This has to be one of my favorite promotions ever. I wish professional teams had the balls to run promotions like this. It’s always the minor league teams with the most creative promotions and giveaways.
My only question is can I use pretend money to get into the game?
People like this are bottom of the barrel people. It’s one thing to shit on the kid in a blog, but to pay six grand for the kids charity then decide to not pay is low. Hopefully someone see’s this story and raises the bid for Jack Hoffman.
Most people would agree with Kobe on this matter. That the Lakers are a better team with Dwight Howard than without him. Personally I think it would be in the Lakers best interest to let him walk. Spend the money elsewhere. The Lakers have a lot of holes moving forward and an aging roster. They will not be serious contenders with or without Dwight Howard, so they might as well save the cash.
Two brothers in Portland claim they were savagely beaten to a pulp by bodyguards of Portland star Damian Lillard for simply taking his picture. If you ask me this whole thing could have been avoided. Just taking a picture of him walking is stupid. It’s a different story if they were to take a picture with Lillard, but just to snap a pic of him walking out of a club, you deserve to be smacked. Here is what the brothers had to say.
Can these two hurry up and get married already. They have already been the subject of marriage rumors, bringing the kids to school seems like a small step in that direction if you ask me.
The 2004 Red Sox team holds a special place in many Sox fans heart. That was the team that came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Yankees and go on to win the teams first championship in 86 years.
Everyone has been made very aware of just how lose the clubhouse was under Terry Francona. From chicken and beer to Manny Ramirez, anything was possible.
Now according to a story via Amanda Rykoff of Sports on Earth, Martinez says that the players went as far as to take shots during the playoffs, starting in the series against the Yankees when they were facing elimination. Read more