- Feb 21, 2018
This is such a weak take IMO. Go back and look at exactly how Ivins phrased that tweet. And mind you, it was in response to being threatened with the be careful or this could cost you a lot more than a spring game:
"A lot more than a spring game? The next time a major all star game asks for my opinion on a MNW kid do you think I'm going to leave a glowing review?"
If he was simply saying "I won't be able to write a good review if I'm not able to watch the kids live", he absolutely would NOT have phrased it that way. The phrase "You think I'm going to leave" and his decision to use the term "glowing" there speak volumes and clearly reveal his intent with that statement. He got his panties in a wad and fired back an immature threat to an immature threat. Those of you are who are trying to argue that he did not mean he would impact the kids' reviews there are either being mindblowingly naive or BS'ing for your own agenda. There is no question what he meant when he wrote that. It was impulsive, uncalled for, and dumb as hell. And he knows that, which is why he erased it shortly thereafter.
Now I don't think Ivins actually would intentionally hit a MNW kid re his reviews in return for this. I think it was nothing but a stupid barb thrown back in the midst of all the drama when he was understandably really pissed and being attacked by that ex-coach MNW fuckwit. He got threatened, so he impulsively used the main ammo he could think of to fire a threat at MNW back. But the spin job going on by some here re that comment is equally as dumb. No sane person would think "The next time a major all star game asks for my opinion on a MNW kid do you think I'm going to leave a glowing review" was intended to mean "I can't write good reviews if I can't watch them live". C'mon, man.