Tim Anderson is apparently having a tough time following his Saturday night fight with José Ramírez.
The Chicago White Sox shortstop fired off a series of profanity-laced tweets Sunday night, aimed at critics who’ve called him out or made fun of him for getting knocked down by the Cleveland Guardians star in a brawl during Saturday’s game.
The messages included “Keep kicking on me while I’m down,” “Been going through this **** for a min,” and “Who the **** gave losers opinions.”
White Sox SS Tim Anderson with a series of tweets, seemingly in response to his fight with José Ramírez on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/oDci5b62VK
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) August 7, 2023
Anderson appeared to have second thoughts about one tweet, deleting a message that read, “He got off me we ain’t tripping bout that … this **** bigger … we’ll catch up with em later.”
Tim Anderson is tweeting a lot and deleted the only one that had a seemingly clear message pic.twitter.com/ccIAGsoWRC
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) August 6, 2023
Both Anderson and Ramírez face multi-game suspensions after MLB officials sort everything out. The brawl stunned the baseball world. Ramírez and Anderson squared off after a play at second base, with Ramírez knocking the shortstop down with a right hand. Both benches and bullpens cleared, and it took 15 minutes to restore order.
In addition to Anderson and Ramírez, Guardians manager Terry Francona, third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh and closer Emmanuel Clase were ejected, along with White Sox manager Pedro Grifol.
The brawl also led to several surreal moments, such as Guardians radio announcer Tom Hamilton calling the fight with the gusto of a boxing announcer (“Down goes Anderson!”).
Tom Hamilton's call of the Jose Ramirez-Tim Anderson fight on Cleveland radio is the stuff of legend.
"DOWN GOES ANDERSON! DOWN GOES ANDERSON!" pic.twitter.com/ZXSUW4eE0V
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 6, 2023
And in case you missed it, here’s the hilarious MLB.com 3D animated replay of the altercation.
MLB Gameday’s 3D view of the Jose Ramirez and Tim Anderson fight 😂pic.twitter.com/jfWbCs0CAE
— Thomas Carrieri (@Thomas_Carrieri) August 6, 2023
To be honest, Twitter has been brutal to Anderson, with plenty of interesting memes.
Probably the funniest thing I’ll see all day….unless Pouty Joe Kelly acts like a tough guy again.
— RobnCypress (@robncypress) August 6, 2023
MLB fans quickly responded to Anderson’s Twitter outburst. One fan included a screen shot of many of Anderson’s posts, with the comment, “Tim Anderson is going thru his Antonio Brown phase.”
Tim Anderson is going thru his Antonio Brown phase 😭 pic.twitter.com/QGpb7o4LSm
— BJ (@TheYanksZoo__) August 6, 2023
It’s a fajita plate inside Tim Anderson’s head right now
— Billy W (@Bwebs622) August 7, 2023
Robin Ventura was a 6x GG winner 2x AS, but only remembered for getting his arse beat by Mr Ryan. Good luck with the rest of your career Tim Anderson.
— Jay Cottrell (@JayCottrell34) August 7, 2023
Tim Anderson woke up and started cooking random ingredients on Twitter like it's Pokemon sleep, trying to discover a new recipe.
— Friendly Neighborhood Chad (@ThtsNachoCheese) August 7, 2023
If I’m Tim Anderson, I’m retweeting Jose Ramirez’s photo wearing boxing gloves with a laugh emoji and a “you win some, you lose some”
Nothing looks dumber than getting mad about taking an L.
— All Things Chicago Sports (@things_sox) August 7, 2023