Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/15/13

Twitter is easily my favorite social media site. It’s the best place to get news and cool stories while allowing for just enough broadcasting that you actually get news from outside your chosen cone if you engage with it. Still, I usually hate twitter controversies. Bill Simmons is “angry” with ESPN again? Boo. Football players aren’t, en masse, erudite and inspiring thinkers? Yawn. But sometimes an athlete can break through and be just cool enough or dumb enough to sort of shock you. Come on down, Ian Stewart! Ian Stewart’s twitter “meltdown” last night hasn’t been the sort of lightning rod for controversy that it would be if it involved a really good major leaguer or a Yankee or a Met. Ian Stewart has put together a middling track record in the majors and he plays for the Cubs after underwhelming for the Rockies for a few years. It’s a story, sure, but it’s not much of a cause célèbre and that’s sort of too bad because it’s pretty funny. The level of delusion that Ian Stewart has to live under to believe that he deserves an every day job at the major league level is baffling. He’s a career [...]

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