Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Well, America, the election is over and Barack Obama will serve another term as President of the United States.  For roughly half of the country, this appears to be good news.  For the other half, this appears to be not so good news.  But for free agent reliever Todd Coffey, most recently of the LA Dodgers, this is REALLY bad news.  In fact it was so bad, that he went and deleted his Twitter account.  His last tweet, which could only be captured in RT form what with his account going poof and all, lays out the reason why in no uncertain terms: Bye Todd!! RT @toddcoffey60: I'm out I'll be back on twitter in 4 years if we can make it 4 more years — Spencer Kent (@spencerkent) November 7, 2012 Lots of athletes quit social media for a variety of reasons, but because of the results of a presidential election seems like a slight overreaction to me.  Of course, this might be the best for Coffey because it appears that before he killed his account, he went down in a blaze of glory by blocking several users and even sending some nasty replies and DMs to the general public that dared to troll him. As he said in his third to last tweet ever, "wow big mistake."  Even with the account now being deleted, the folks in the league office are certainly going to have a few words with Coffey over his little tantrum.  It also probably isn't going to help his chances at future employment either.  It is bad enough that he is a free agent while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but it is quite another to be something of a political lightning rod at the same time.  Or maybe it will only hurt him with teams located in blue states and help him in the red states. Hopefully we'll get to see Coffey on Twitter again before these four years are up.  If not, then let's at least hope that the 32-year old journeyman still has an active career in four years so that his potential return to social media is still ever so slightly relevant. You may now proceed to leave your tangentially related political comments that we really don't care about.  Just keep it civil so we don't have to block you.  Thanks. [follow]

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