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Chris Perez got fined for a tweet

Apr 20, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

Chris Perez Reuters

MLB’s new social media policy has claimed its first victim. At least the first one we know about: Chris Perez of the Indians.  After last weekend’s little plunking war with the Royals, the Indians pitcher tweeted thusly:

“Huge team win tonight, time for a sweep of the Royals. It’s not ‘Our Time,’ it’s TribeTime. P.S. You hit us, we hit you. Period.”

Which cost him $750.  And, as Perez himself notes in Paul Hoynes’ article about it, that’s kind of nuts because the players who were actually involved in the melee only got $500 fines, but whatever.

  1. cltjump - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    That makes sense.

  2. ajcardsfan - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Improper Tweet? That’s a paddlin’

    • dxl115 - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      ^ Comment of the year. Don’t even bother posting anymore.

  3. acdc363 - Apr 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM


  4. Gobias Industries - Apr 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    There go his Hall of Fame chances. The BBWAA doesn’t stand for cheaters and it sure as heck doesn’t tolerate tweeters. Watch your back Mr. Bourjos, because eventually they’re going to take their anger out on Peters. (Don’t worry Derek, I can’t imagine they would EVER turn on Jeters.)

    Okay, I’m done.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Hahaha! Thank you Dr. Suess.

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