Once upon a time, John Rocker was a great pitcher.
Unfortunately, for the former Braves closer and readers of this blog, there’s no such thing as Humor Enhancing Drugs.
A Sports Illustrated blog reports the verbal flamethrower recently got into a war of words on Twitter with a parody account. If you’ve never used Twitter, let me assure you there are plenty of people out there pretending to be something they’re not.
Wednesday, Rocker tweeted a rape joke he thought was funny: “I have a question: if u have sex with a prostitute and refuse to pay is that considered rape or theft?”
The parody account PFTCommenter, which pokes fun at the bad grammar used by commenters on the Pro Football Talk website, picked up the challenge.
“What did ur lawyer say?” PFTCommenter replied.
In the long, unprintable by a family newspaper exchange that followed, “humanity in general” was the biggest loser, writes Sports Illustrated writer Dan Treadway.
Another parody Twitter account recently asked Twitter “I’ve heard of the trolls, but are there internet elves?”
The answer is yes. And it’s best not to throw them a softball.