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Old 08-28-2017, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by clydepepper View Post
There you go...that's the kind of response that breeds that kind of thoughtlessness. Thinking before you tweet would be a good lesson for a lot to learn.
I totally get your point Raymond.

At 20 years old, he has grown up in a social media world and should know the basics of asking himself " Can this be misinterpreted? " or " Is this worded right? ".

I'm not doubting the young man's intention, but I believe we can all agree his tweet was very poorly worded.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by clydepepper View Post
After Milwaukee Brewers' minor leaguer Julio Mendez suffered a cardiac event after being hit by a pitch thrown by Los Angeles Angels minor league pitcher Austin Krzeminski, he was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

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Krzeminski tweeted this:

If everyone could do me a favor and say a pray for Julio Mendez it would really mean a lot ����

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...very thoughtful, Austin...

but, instead, let's ALL do Julio Mendez the favor and pray for his full recovery.


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Old 08-28-2017, 01:15 PM
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Is one to assume you did not do him this favor?

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Old 08-28-2017, 02:08 PM
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I think Austin Krzeminski's response is appropriate. This is rookie league so you do not get a lot of coverage. The only reporting on this was about Julio Mendez suffering a heart attack. We don't know if Austin made any sort of public statement to the press.

The tweet was made at 2:45 a.m. the night of the game. From what it appears he is a Christian as he has a bible verse on his account. Also, that undecipherable symbol at the end of his statement is hands held like you would in praying. Several of his teammates, Tyler Walsh and Jimmy Barnes, III, sent along similar thoughts. I guess we should castigate them also.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:20 PM
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No comment on Raymond's tweet take, but

it seems strange to me that a pitched baseball would cause a cardiac arrest in a young athlete. I suspect that Julio may have had some form of congenital heart defect not previously symptomatic or recognized.

Pete Maravich comes to mind, who performed quite well at the professional level, before dying of heart disease in a pick up basketball game in Pasadena, CA in his early forties. I don't think the basketball that hit him on the head in that game was a factor in his demise. Pete did have a cardiac abnormality.

No tweet by the pitcher in this case would have been far more insensitive. Then again I am not a tweeter and am capable of expressing remorse.


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Old 08-28-2017, 02:32 PM
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If you hit someone hard enough between beats, it could cause the heart to stop without any kind of abnormality.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by clydepepper View Post
The reason I was so bothered by this tweet was even the slightest indication that the man who threw the pitch considered himself as a victim and therefore in needed a favor (rather than the actual victim) because of the results of his action, even if that was not his intention. I also understand that he is a very young man, but I think it is obvious he is old enough to take more care before 'tweeting'.
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:12 PM
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The pitcher could also be considered a victim of an unfortunate and unintentional event. I am sure he could use some prayer too.

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