Friday, July 12, 2013

MLB Friday Funnies: Brandon McCarthy and his Twitter Army take down Mitch Williams

 It's never classy to take an unfortunate situation to turn it into your own gain.  But the point you are trying to make is don't be afraid to "pitch inside" and the example you use is Brandon McCarthy's scary ball-to-the-head line drive that nearly killed him, it's especially douchey.

Unfortunately for MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams, he messed with the wrong dude as McCarthy took to his favorite medium, Twitter, do diss the punk and start a meme.


We recap the epic take down for you in today's MLB Friday Funnies.  


The moral of the story? First of all, don't be a d-bag and secondly, do not F with Brandon McCarthy.... 

It starts on Wednesday night on the MLB Network.  Mitch Williams and Harold Reynolds are breaking down Yasiel Puig and how to pitch to him when they show a clip of McCarthy getting nailed last season.  


It still gives me a sick stomach watching it and combined with the fact he required emergency surgery to save his life, I don't think that clip merits a situation for humor.  

Apparently, d-bag Williams thought differently.  Here's the context...



Definitely not the classiest move by a pitcher who found out the hard way what happens when you pitch inside to Joe Carter (ZING)  

A douchey move, especially since he was trying to show how to pitch to Yasiel Puig.  How does Brandon McCarthy taking a line drive to the temple demonstrate how not to pitch to Puig?  First of all, I'm starting to get tired of Puigmania, especially when I hear stories like this.  But you don't need me to tell you that.

Secondly, weren't there like, dozens of other examples you can use to show what happens when you don't pitch Puig inside....like maybe any clips with Puig actually in it.  So not only was Mitch Williams being a mega-ahole, but he's also being an idiot.  

Tell us Mitch Williams, what does happen when you don't pitch inside....?



Brandon McCarthy didn't take too kindly to Williams using him as an example of how to pitch to Yasiel Puig.  He fired back with this....



Which then led to this...


 And this...
And this...


Pretty soon more and more of McCarthy's 117,000+ Twitter followers were in on the act of "....this is what's gonna happen."   McCarthy's army came up with some pretty good zingers, too.


And maybe my favorite....



A few hours and a couple thousand Tweets later, McCarthy's army had accomplished this...

"Mitch Williams" was trending across Twitter which is not an easy thing to do.   I guess the moral of the story is that if you're going to be an idiot, don't direct your stupidity towards Brandon McCarthy.  His followers are armed with smartphones and zingers and they will burn you.

This is just one of many great reasons to follow McCarthy on Twitter.  And for your enjoyment, I've included his entire feed so you can break down the conversation yourself and follow him with the click of the mouse.   You can bet this won't be the last time we mention McCarthy's Twitter.

Happy Friday baseball fans, enjoy your weekend and follow Brandon McCarthy!