Pulse of the Tribe: Cleveland Hates Chris Perez
The last time I did this little adventure into the world of Twitter searches, I came away amazed at how creative some people were at bashing Ubaldo Jimenez.
We reached the brink of insanity with watching Ubaldo after he went out and had one of the worst games of his Indians career. Twitter exploded. I even had enough. I was ready to discard Jimenez along with his dirty socks.
This time, it's a little different. Maybe I'm preying on the vulnerability of Cleveland with this, but I'm sick and tired of seeing Chris Perez bashed for his pitching.
You can hate him for his mouth, which got him in trouble last year, but to wish death upon another human being over a baseball game? Perhaps it is the anonymity of Twitter that let's people get away with these things. I have no clue why people say the things they say.
They still say it. I'll have some good tweets for your viewing pleasure. The ones that can be creative in their dissing of Chris Perez get their just due. They're clever, witty, and tasteful. If you can rip someone in good fun, you are a good fan.
If you wish death upon someone because they gave up a few home runs, you need to seek help.. Or you need me to tell you why you are wrong, which I'll most absolutely do.
He gets the job done most of the time, but when Chris Perez blows a save, it always seems to be an epic and unexpected collapse.
— Andy Resnik (@AndyResnik) May 18, 2013
Damn Chris Perez. Where's angel Hernandez to review that?
— dannniel (@dmc0603) May 18, 2013
Obviously, Chris Perez entering the game was part of an Eric Wedge Diabolical Plan. Man's a genius.
— JJK (@MCHamr2) May 18, 2013
Chris Perez: MLB's most interesting closer.
— MaxwellSilverHammer (@maxschweik) May 18, 2013
I didn't know Chris Perez was Italian.Because he served some mighty fine meatballs there. #indians
— Evan CTOWN (@evan_CTOWN) May 18, 2013
Attention Chris Perez haters: His ERA was 0.61 before today's game. Go find me a better closer than that
— Matt Smaldino (@msmaldino) May 18, 2013
Chris Perez makes me want to punch inanimate objects.
— Stephen Hanhold (@tubasteve4) May 18, 2013
Tribe fans enjoy best of both worlds. Get to indulge in favorite pastime of booing Chris Perez, then walk-off win. 16 of 20 for Indians.
— Dave Briggs (@DBriggsBlade) May 18, 2013
All very well crafted Tweets that either put things in perspective or playfully roast Perez. All of the following? Not so much.
Gosh, Chris Perez is such a dbag sometimes.I only put this one there because this is one example of all the Tweets that I CAN'T display because people use profanity and derogatory names. If "dbag" is on the low end of that spectrum, you know you have some rude people out there.
— Joshua Gonzalez (@joshua__giraffe) May 18, 2013
Chris Perez thank u for proving to me again that vinny pestano should be our closerThank you for spelling Vinnie Pestano correctly....
— ricky (@_Rick_Cole) May 18, 2013
Chris Perez is an awful closer. He just lays the ball right down the middle every timeRight, every time, which is why he's saved 81 of his 91 past opportunities.
— Matt Kellogg (@kellogg_matt) May 18, 2013
I hate people who say "Chris Perez is bound to have a bad game every once in awhile" no it's literally every game he blowsYup, LITERALLY every game. Because he's saved over 70 games the past three seasons. Yup, every game, he blows.
— Patrick Hudec (@phudec3) May 18, 2013
Chris perez is an average closer. Way overrated and the fact that he's a 2x all star is a jokeDidn't think the two All-Star appearances were humorous. Not sure what this is about.
— Tyler Markley ™ (@TheTMkid) May 18, 2013
Chris Perez doing his Jose Mesa in Game 7 of the '97 World Series ImpersonationThe only thing different is the fact that the game against the Mariners was Game 7 of the World Series, Edgar Renteria wasn't hitting, and the Indians were playing the Mariners and not the Marlins. Other than that, yeah it was a pretty good impression.
— George Ashburn (@jamdawg1) May 18, 2013
I hope Chris Perez gets no ass for the rest of his life. Such a bad pitcherI doubt his wife will divorce him for giving up a home run to Justin Smoak
— Allen Allan (@allen2times) May 18, 2013
If Chris Perez died, I would go to the Indians game the next day just to disrupt the moment of silence they would have for him.And you sir would be looked upon as a fool with no moral code. Have a nice life.
— Bob Lawblaw (@mankindmcfly) May 18, 2013