I love twitter. I really do. It is amazing place to exchange jokes and ideas and links and scorn with a wide cross-section of people with nearly identical likes and interests to my own. News is broken on Twitter, stuff happens on twitter first and we all react elsewhere.

There is another side of twitter. It gives voice to brainless mouthbreathers, many of whom shouldn’t be allowed to pilot motor vehicles or own sharp knives. They are alternately vile and hateful and seemingly incapable of looking beyond the end of their own nose.

Famous athletes changing teams shines a light into this dark corner of our world. Twitter searches bring those of us willing to climb ever-so-slightly above the fray back into its lightless core. Storify records it all for posterity.

Join me below the jump for the worst twitter reactions to “Jose Reyes Becomes a Marlin.” Warning – the language is offensive and may cause you to lose all hope in society, if you haven’t already.

Much of this heavy lifting was done by winking Phillies supporter Fan Since 09. Doing the Lord’s work, exposing hateful Mets fans.

We could go on but this was more than enough ugliness for one day. Thanks, idiots who also happen to be Mets fans. You ruined my day.

Comments (23)

  1. ug, I feel sick.

  2. Is it just me or did all of them mean to say traitor, not trader?

    • You are correct. Unless he quit the Mets to be an importer/exporter, or merchant ship captain.

      • I thought the same thing. Although I think it speaks towards the intelligence level of people who would vocalize these thoughts on a public forum.

        • That would be the point of this article. Pointing out how stupid the haters are.

          Sarcasm is often lost in translation when it comes to text.

  3. As a human being, this hurts to read.

  4. I just spent ten minutes reading Tom Calhoun’s tweets. Nothing like a healthy dose of evil to make me feel better about myself.

  5. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh too much of the word Trader.

  6. what i will never understand is why a professional athlete who leaves for a better situation is looked down upon….all of those tweeters if offered a million dollars to move to florida and where a i hate NY shirt would do it

  7. I read this blog to GET AWAY from how terrible the world is, Drew. It’s bad enough I have to read the DJF comments.

  8. Something tells me that ‘Sara Fonda’ isn’t his real name.

  9. Wow…just wow. These guys make Toronto sports fans look classy. So…umm…thanks?

  10. Quick, get Baker to write about the White Mets!

  11. If you think this is bad, just wait till they realize that they have the 2011 Blue Jays bullpen blowing games for them.

  12. I’m not surprised at all. Mets fans are all stupid, racist idiots who all live in their parents’ basements and want to cheer for the stankees, but are too poor from all the prostitutes they frequent all the time and the drugs they take (I heard they give out crack at the new Shea Stadium – whatever it’s called) to buy the tickets to see the game. My sports team has much better fans and my team is much more skilled, never losing anything. We go 162-0 every year. Go my team!

  13. How is it possible John Rocker was not loved by Mets fans?

  14. What do you people expect of Americans at this point?
    Especially ones who follow pro sports, are under 30 and live and die through social networking.

    • Maligning people based on their nationality is the same as maligning someone because of their race


  15. Is “traitor” really that hard to spell?

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