A good rule of thumb in today’s day and age is to be careful about what you put on social media. Anything you post could come back to bite you later, even years later.
That happened with Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson on Saturday.
The White Sox and Cleveland Guardians engaged in a brawl during Saturday’s game. And while the term “brawl” is often used liberally in baseball, this was legitimate.
While the brawl ended up happening in several parts, it started with Anderson and José Ramírez. After a quick exchange of words, fists started flying. Both threw punches at each other and it’s safe to say that Anderson got the worst of the exchange, as he staggered to the ground after catching a right-hand from Ramírez. And not long after that happened, a tweet that Anderson sent out in 2019 was dug up.
“Never let them knock you off your pivot,” Anderson tweeted four years ago.
Never let them knock you off your pivot…. #standup💯
— Seven (@TimAnderson7) August 17, 2019
And as one might expect, four years later, that tweet found a second life on Saturday night. Freezing Cold Takes, naturally brought it to everyone’s attention, even taking a screengrab for posterity, in the event that the original tweet is deleted.
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) August 6, 2023
Baseball fans also reacted to it.
narrator: he let them knock him off his pivot https://t.co/lDM6YAhYTb
— Adam Rosen (@arrosen76) August 6, 2023
should’ve taken your own advice https://t.co/qJL2sj7maj
— Mari (@ohhhthatsMari) August 6, 2023
— ACE CRISTIAN JAVIER 🇵🇷 (@sportynory) August 6, 2023
— Peter Fenn (@fennter) August 6, 2023
The internet is undefeated. https://t.co/W1UgZabSwS
— Girl In CLE 🥃 (@girlincle) August 6, 2023
As we’ve learned in recent years, there’s a tweet for just about everything.