Minoring in Twitter: TinCaps get Rickrolled, Minor Leaguer A-Rod eats Chipotle
Justin Timberlake, closet Memphis Redbirds fan? It could be. Upon hearing he and late night host Jimmy Fallon were being shown on the videoboard at Memphis’ AutoZone Park, the man himself replied:
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 24, 2013
So you’re saying Chipotle isn’t an option?
What to do for lunch.. The choices are panera bread or panera bread #NoBrainer
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19) July 19, 2013
In an effort to drum up Mascot Mania support for Gigante, the San Jose Giants offered one lucky fan a chance to throw out a first pitch at a game this week. Giants prospect Clayton Blackburn (who has made 18 starts for San Jose this season) had a little fun with his team:
@SJGiants always been a dream of mine to throw out a first pitch
— Clayton Blackburn (@C_Blackburn16) July 19, 2013
To which the Giants responded:
— San Jose Giants (@SJGiants) July 20, 2013
So, what can you really say about this video? Life-size Taco Bell hot sauce packets dancing with Padres Minor Leaguers. Fort Wayne’s Walker Weickel throws on his TinCaps jacket, rolls up his sleeves and gives a memorable rendition of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” on 80s Night at Parkview Field.
— Zach Eflin (@zeflin12) July 20, 2013
USA Today created this little graphic to show off the Hot and Mild sauces:
I think we need to show Mr. Weickel some additional love with this photo he Tweeted in Chicago wearing what appears to be slightly less fashionable (somehow) than a Taco Bell hot sauce packet costume:
Chicago baby. pic.twitter.com/S2dO2fNDMD
— Walker Weickel (@walkerweickel) July 24, 2013
Cody Decker Tweets of the Week
“You’re not my REAL ladder!” – Me, lashing out at my step ladder…..
— Cody Decker (@Decker6) July 21, 2013
Dragon Balls A through Y were a complete failure…..
— Cody Decker (@Decker6) July 24, 2013
Jason King of West Michigan is getting the royal treatment throughout the Midwest League this season:
— Jason King (@King_Ellwood) July 22, 2013
Poor David Dahl is on the disabled list and pretty much has no friends. What movie do you think he saw?
— David Dahl (@ddahl21) July 25, 2013
And poor Hunter Morris, Brewers prospect and all-around good roommate, is getting a little jealous:
5 for 5 this year on roommates getting to the big leagues… Now accepting applications and bribes
— Hunter Morris (@HunterMorris15) July 25, 2013
Chipotle Tweets of the Week
So Alex Rodriguez, not on the best of terms with his employers after spending time in the Minors, was recently in Reading, Pa., playing the Fightin Phils with Double-A Trenton when, in true Minor League form, he opted for some delicious Chipotle for lunch. Sadly, @AROD did not Tweet about his experience, but (and you can’t make this up), a guy from The New York Times covering him evidently just happened to be at that very same Chipotle location in Reading.
A-Rod going with black beans, brown rice and chicken. Medium salsa.
— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) July 17, 2013
Jason King is back and rounding up a group to party at Chipotle:
— Jason King (@King_Ellwood) July 21, 2013
Worth pointing out the @Chipotle Twitter handle is actually some dude named Chip.
Then there’s Adam Abraham of Akron who is attempting to add to his Spring Training weight of 228:
Chipotle here I come #chunkyboyproblems
— Adam Abraham (@Olechunkyboyz2) July 23, 2013
Dallas Beeler of Tennessee isn’t blind. He sees what’s going on with those burrito portions:
Chipotle puts less and less rice in the bowls everytime i go. Fill that baby up #halfbowls
— Dallas Beeler (@tunnelman_34) July 24, 2013