Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 6/11/12

Even the rich and (semi) famous have trouble getting dates from time to time, but I don’t think propositioning your 30,000 plus Twitter followers is the best way of remedying the situation.  Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez thinks otherwise, which is why he took to the social media site to find some single and attractive female to accompany him to the team’s 2012 Dream Gala, an event put on by the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the organization’s charitable arm that is “focused on improving the lives of children and families in our community while encouraging the growth of baseball.”

Now the obvious question is whether or not Gonzalez was seriously looking for a date this coming Saturday night.  Let’s review the facts—he’s a 26-year-old professional baseball player making $8.4 million a year, and let’s face it, he’s not an unattractive gentleman.  At the very least he could afford one of those escorts from one of them classy escort services if he’s too lazy to try and track down a date-able woman on his own.  Going out with a Twitter follower doesn’t allow for that ever important sizing up period when you find out whether or not your date is a female Travis Bickle.

Here’s Gonzalez’s online dating ad from earlier today…

If Gonzalez had asked for homely and henpecked, I totally would have had a shot.

Like anything adult in nature, there’s an age restriction, which is probably a good idea if you’re soliciting a date from your Twitter followers…

Luckily he has over 30,000 followers, which means that even if 3% of them are both single and attractive, that’s a group of 900 for Gonzalez to choose from.  You gotta like those odds.

[@giogonzalez47 via DC Sports Bog]

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