Twitter Tuesday: 1/30-2/5
Twitter Tuesday: 1/30-2/5
Twitter Tuesday is a new weekly feature to Pine Tar Press, in which Iāll review all things #Royals through the eyes of Twitter.Ā Snark and sarcasm are welcomed and valued just as much as baseball insight.Ā Keep them clean, and keep them coming.
Royals news was relatively light this week.Ā A couple items that lit up the #Royals Twitter world were Danny Duffyās Michael Jordan-like return to Twitter, and the unveiling of the Royals 2013 sloganāāCome to playā.
Hey Look, Itās Danny Duffyā¦Again
I donāt really know what to make of Danny Duffyās hot and cold relationship with Twitter.Ā He is a left-handed pitcher, which means heās an odd duck, but there is no question heās a good follow for Royals fans.Ā He speaks a language that I donāt really understand all the time (What the hell does āgnarā mean?), but he interacts with the fans, and permanently endeared himself to the Royals faithful when he tweeted, āBury me a Royalā.
Duffy is in a great situation this year.Ā There is absolutely no rush, and no reason to push him to return any faster than normal.Ā While James Shields and company are guiding the new Royals rotation, Duffy can focus on rehabbing and fine-tuning his pitching arsenal to make a bid for one of at least two empty rotation spots for 2014.Ā Like many Royals fans, Iāve been intrigued by what Iāve seen from Duffy.Ā I donāt necessarily see āaceā material, but could eventually see him becoming a solid #2 or #3 starter, which could snugly fit him between Shields and someone like Wade Davis.
I thought this was a great picture, and Iām sure it illustrates a scene weāre all looking forward to seeing in the near future as Duffy continues on his comeback path from Tommy John surgery.Ā From what little weāve seenĀ of Duffy, we know heās a tough competitor, a good teammate, and openly expresses how proud he is to be a Royal.
I love the enthusiasm, but WOW.Ā For the time being, letās pump the brakes on the Cy Young talk, and hope for a fully healthy Danny Duffy returning to the diamond sometime this season.Ā On a side note, āglam axingāā¦Iā¦I justā¦I donāt know where to begin.
Ok.Ā I did, but not because you told me to.Ā Wish some of my followers showed this kind of enthusiasm.Ā Tell you what, get me to 3,000 followers by midnight tonight, Iāll personally deliver Danny Duffy to your front porch tomorrow *.Ā Make it happen, people.Ā
* If by some miracle this actually happened, please keep in mind Iād have to commit a felony to hold up my end of the bargain and will totally name you as an accomplice.Ā But hey, Iād love the followers.
Kansas City Royals Baseball, āCome to Playā
Well, I think we can all appreciate this for what it isnātāOur Time.
The sarcasm this slogan generated was predictable, but entertaining.Ā You canāt blame the fans.Ā āOur Timeā was an absolute dumpster fire last year.Ā The Royals decision to go with the most harmless and vanilla slogan this year was a wise move.Ā In all reality, team slogans are worthless.Ā If your team loses, the slogan becomes a punch-line.Ā Win and no one remembers your corny slogan.
Like I said, there simply wasnāt much going on.Ā In closing, hereās a tweet that should help get the baseball juices flowing.
Until next week, Tweeps.
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