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Slumping Josh Thole quits twitter: “I’m out”

May 10, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

New York Mets' Thole reacts after hitting into a bases loaded double play against the San Francisco Giants in New York

Frustrated with some of the criticism that’s come with his poor start at the plate, Josh Thole deleted his twitter feed on Tuesday, leaving with an “I’m out.”

According to David Lennon, Thole called being on Twitter “a lose-lose situation” after deleting his account. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin tweeted the following:

Thole got advice on Twitter like he should pull ball because he’s being pitched inside. Combined with some “ruthless” followers, had enough

Thole, who is in his first full year as the Mets’ primary catcher after taking over the job in the second half of last season, is hitting .239/.294/.283 with no homers and nine RBI in 92 at-bats.  He never showed a lot of power in the minors, but he’s always displayed nice on-base skills.  Unfortunately, his OBP is currently down more than 60 points from last year’s .357 mark.

Thole had more than 10,000 followers when he made his exit.

Which is like five times as many followers as I have.

  1. uuddlrlrbastart - May 10, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Qwitter? I think that could catch on.

    • cur68 - May 10, 2011 at 10:34 PM

      …and bwitter about it, too.

  2. jthammerstix - May 10, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Cry about it puss

  3. micker716 - May 10, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Josh Thole has 10,000 followers? That means 10,000 people know who Josh Thole is, and are interested in what he ate for lunch. Incredible.

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