Zach Greinke was traded to the Phillies. Not really, but everyone thought he was for a few minutes yesterday. It was truly a harrowing experience. A semi-retired blogger started a Fake Jon Heyman Twitter account using a lower case “L” in the place of the upper case “I” on Heyman’s real Twitter. Because its so easy to retweet something, it spread rather quickly.
Heyman took to his Twitter to explain that the fake him wasn’t the real him. He even called the perpetrator a “sick fake person.” The inclusion of “sick” made me laugh. Obviously, some sick fake person also made up the Bob Stoops to Florida rumor from earlier.
You might be familiar with the evil genius who tricked everyone – Meech one of the guys from the defunct and no longer existing The Fightins. Why did he do it? I don’t know. Slow Tuesday I guess. I love parody Twitter accounts, but don’t see the point of straight hoax accounts. It must just be human nature to enjoy pranking people.
Oh well. The most important thing to take from this is the “sick fake person” term. There’s really nothing to see here. A rumor was started, spread and disproved. No point in getting bent out of shape.