Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/19/12

The Oakland Athletics opening day starter this MLB season is likely to be former Chicago White Sox hurler Brandon McCarthy. Who happens to be a pretty funny tweeter. Not just “funny for an athlete” or “humorous by celebrity standards,” but an actually funny guy. You can tell because even his public @replies and RTs are funny too.

Here’s a sample:

“Want to order a Bud Light Platinum at dinner tonight, but don’t want to deal with the shock and admiration from the other diners.”

“Sometimes I go days without sleeping because I can’t stop wondering what sorts of genius we’re all missing from locked Twitter accounts.”

“I wonder what Shannon Doherty’s trailer was like when she filmed her Education Connection commercial?”

@robdelaney then get off Twitter and get healthy dick. And work on your jokes. *just wanted to be like people who say this to athletes

@kurtsuzuki we had a big argument about Spam and I kept thinking, “Kurt could solve this in like two seconds.” So that’s why I text you

“Let a guy on a motorcycle merge into my lane today and he gave me a thumbs up. My street cred is at an all time high now.”

Retweet of @shawnries

“Facebook is basically people who want participation ribbons in life”

“I’d like to apologize for my last serious tweet. You guys expect worse from me, so going forward I’ll try to live down to your expectations.”

You can see why he has 22,000+ followers, his self-description is pretty funny too. follow McCarthy here

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