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MLB pitcher deletes Twitter account over election result, says he’ll be back in four years

Nov 7, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

Todd Coffey AP

Sorry to be so politics heavy on the first few posts today, but it is the day after, and beginning on Thursday we will speak of this no more, I assure you. In fact, Dodgers’ reliever Todd Coffey got a head start on that sentiment.

Coffey was so disgusted with Obama’s victory on Tuesday night that he deleted his Twitter account. Hmm. One would think that after his team spent millions to bring in a bunch of big stars this past season, and the Giants ended up winning the World Series, that would have driven him off Twitter. But no, it took the Presidential election.

Notes on Coffey: He’s from Forest City, NC, and his nickname is Big Pot. He sprints in from the bullpen for pitching appearances, and until recently used the Ultimate Warrior’s theme music as his intro song.

RIP, Todd Coffey’s Twitter page.

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  1. therightisalright - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Todd I am afraid for the sake of this country that your doubts about being back on twitter in four years are going to be proven accurate. I do not see any way that this country is going to survive 4 more years of this administration. The fact that over 50% of the voting public bought his sack full of lies is disconcerting and does not bode well for our children’s future. The only hope we have is that the House of Representatives can hold the line and save us from becoming communist China.

    • grudenthediva - Nov 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

      So you’re praying for another four years of partisan gridlock, rooting against recovery and hoping that any kind of bill to help to economy, veterans, the middle to lower class, etc. can be killed and filibustered just for the sake of making one party look good?

      Yeah, that worked out just fine for you last night. As your types always like to say, love it or leave it.

      • skids003 - Nov 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

        We can’t leave, someone has to pay for all those who don’t have to.

  2. winkeroni - Nov 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Todd might need to take a trip north to Washington or east to Colorado and chill out.

  3. ratflop - Nov 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Is their really that much hate in the USA between supporters of Republicans and Democrats? I pose this as a serious question. I am not an American, but have followed US politics for decades, I don’t ever recall the level of anger between the two sides that exists now. Frankly, it’s worrisome. Used to be that political differences were the subject of a good-natured dialog/debate – now it’s practically warfare.

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      What has happened is that both parties are much more extreme than ever. The Republicans have moved to the far right, driven by tea party activists, making the Democrats seem even more left. This prevents any bipartisan cooperation, namely because the right thinks compromise is associated with being soft.

      If you consider yourself a moderate there is no place for you to turn. The two major parties dominate the political scene and cannot find any common ground. Thus you end up with a Congress that is gridlocked and accomplishes exactly nothing. All I know is that in my day a tea party was something little girls did with imaginary friends.

    • skids003 - Nov 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM

      Some of what manchester says is right. The two sides are so divided now, it’s unbelievable. Liberals want to keep it divided, it’s the old divide and conquer theory. Our US media has gotten to the point they don’t even attempt to pretend to report news, they make it up or spin it to meet their agendas. It is worrisome, there seems to be no middle ground. It’s the ole “My way or highway” mentality, it’s only “compromise” when you are in power, so to speak.

      • manilovethepftcensors - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

        Skids you’re such an idiot that there aren’t even words to describe how idiotic you are

  4. eugenesaxe - Nov 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    I’m sure his 3 followers are devastated.

    • kingscourt25 - Nov 7, 2012 at 4:58 PM

      Wait, why would he delete his page over the Giants winning the world series (the presidential race is much more significant to him)? Or was that just a weak shot at the Dodgers?

      • koufaxmitzvah - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        It was a really weak shot. And considering how Rick made a reference to the big contracts the Dodgers traded to obtain in August as being part of some season long big money scheme to beat ‘dem Giants, it looks even weaker.

        Sorry, Rick. Your team may have won the World Series again, but your team’s fans continue to be weak.

  5. kingscourt25 - Nov 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Wait, why would he delete his page over the Giants winning the world series (the presidential race is much more significant to him)? Or was that just a weak shot at the Dodgers?

  6. manchestermiracle - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Got news for ya, Coffey: You’re playing in a blue state. Hope you “can make it four more years” on your fat salary for throwing a ball around.

  7. theskinsman - Nov 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Weakest column ever written. But it sure did excite the parasites. Anyone here care to discuss baseball?