Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dumb Twitter Questions: Ryu on the Tweet Seat


Sometimes social media isn't a good thing.  As a prime example, check out some of the questions asked of Ryu during the Dodgers brief "Ask Me Anything" session on twitter yesterday.  Fans asked a question using the #AskRyu hashtag and Ryu would respond to some of them.

At first glance, it seemed like a great idea.  Have Ryu spend a little bit of time with the fans while not putting too pressure on him on his first day on the job.  Heck, it started out as a fun way to meet and greet a new face, but instead soon devolved into a "twitter-mess".  Check out what I mean below.

First, Ryu answered a question with the directness of a confident pitcher.
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Soon, the questions came in fast and furious.  Twitter was a flutter.  Fans from coast to coast, and from sea to sea jumped in.  And of course, the jokers came in to pounce.
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Yeah, I get it.  Tommy is fat, Magic is starting to get a little round, and Ryu is a portly man.  OK.  I get it.
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 What?  Who the heck is Ken?
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Oh... That Ken. I guess allusions to the Street Fighter video game are inevitable; especially since the #AskKen hashtag soon started trending on twitter.  So, now the whole twitterverse was paying attention.
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Enough!  I think the joke has jumped the shark.  Although, it would be cool if he did scream "Hadouken" after each strike out.  Wouldn't that be epic?
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Come on now.  How can you expect him to go into that dance while on the mound?  That's just not proper.  He's liable to get a teammate beaned.  Besides, if he's as good as we hope, then the last thing I want is for him to tire himself out just to milk a meme.
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 That is inappropriate.
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There always has to be one.

Look Pumpkin fan, no one is paying attention to you.  The Dodgers are doing what they need to do, and your weak screams only portend to a deeper insecurity you must be developing.  We're on the rise, and I know you're scared.

Garrett probably ask the most important question of the night.  Ha!
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