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Quote of the Day: Marlins’ President David Samson on Logan Morrison’s Twitter habit

May 31, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

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As we’ve mentioned before, Logan Morrison has a pretty heavy Twitter habit.  He also has a pretty big following due to his quite colorful Twitter persona. So it’s no surprise that, if something Marlins-related is both cool and popular, the Marlins themselves don’t like it. Here’s team President David Samson:

“I’m not a dinosaur. But I’m not thrilled. It’s very scary to me. I’ve told Logan, `People are waiting for you to make a mistake. They’re going to bait you on Twitter to say something inappropriate that you can never take back.’”

Well, sure.  But isn’t also the case that the people who get in the most trouble for their mouths are ones who don’t do a lot of talking in the first place? So when they do — and when they step in it — it’s a much bigger deal?  In contrast, people who are always speaking their mind like Charles Barkley and Ozzie Guillen, tend to weather the little p.r. storms caused by unusual candor quite well, thank you. Mostly because, when they say something a bit jarring, it’s not, to use Samson’s phrase, “a mistake.”  It’s them being themselves, saying things not terribly unlike what people are used to hearing them say instead of talking in media-relations-approved sound bites.

Yes, a big uproar can happen if you’re a public figure and you say something stupid. But it’s way less of an uproar if people know where you’re coming from in the first place and are used to you saying only half-stupid things all the time.

  1. Jonny 5 - May 31, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Honey Badger don’t care.

    • bertgordon - May 31, 2011 at 8:57 PM

      Samson is suggesting that Logan be careful? He would know. Hers is a quote from the team President:

      “Right now, we’re not marketing performance”

      and this is the same executive who sold UNUSED game tickets for the Halladay perfect game against his own team.

      Actions speak louder than words.

  2. uuddlrlrbastart - May 31, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    I, for one, would prefer tweets that express Morrison’s desire to just take it one game at a time or put a good swing on the ball or drive it to the opposite field. These are the things that interest baseball fans!

  3. kopy - May 31, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    If Logan Morrison does actually consume alcohol from time to time, then he must have the will power of a God. If I was a pro athlete, drunk Tweeting would be my undoing. He must have assistants. I also can’t imagine him sending all the direct messages to every new follower by himself like he (or his account) does.

  4. oilcanjim - May 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Ozzie and Chuck also have more name recognition than Logan Morrison. If Logan does get successfully baited, mainstream media will be able to play it up to greater effect because he doesn’t have the same reputation among average sports fans that those two do. Not that I disagree with the larger point- I wish everyone had such candor.

  5. Old Gator - May 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    I think it’s best to remain quiet, quotidian and modest in one’s discourse. Keep to the middle of the road, that’s my credo – that’s where all the profitable lawsuits happen.

    As for the Chihuahua, he’s a publicity hog who routinely spouts off on local sports squawk radio here in Macondo on a variety of cultural subjects under the aegis of being a big fan of old movies. His commentary is, of course, generally shallow, misinformed and boring as hell, so his chance of saying anything controversial is pretty minimal. He did put his foot in it by referring to the spasm of financial celiac the Feesh underwent during the 2004-05 interregnum as a “market adjustment,” but he was doing Scrooge McLoria’s bidding at the time and could perhaps be forgiven for groping for a euphemism for “penury” or “salary dumping.”

  6. labrewersbaseball - Apr 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Reblogged this on labrewersbaseball.

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