<He needed to change his number anyway, it started with 714.>
lol CJ just might wish he could take that tweet back. Doubt he gets much more than a slap on the wrist.
CJ Wilson Might've Violated MLB's Social Media Policy Over the weekend, Wilson tweeted the cell phone number of former teammate Mike NapoliBy Scott Crisp | Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 | Updated 1:31 PM CDTView | Email| Print
CJ Wilson’s “prank” of Rangers’ catcher Mike Napoli, apparently in response to Napoli saying he intended to take his former teammate deep when the two teams meet, just might get Wilson in trouble with league offices.
Over the weekend, Wilson tweeted Napoli’s cell phone number to a horde of followers, under the guise of it being his own. Predictably enough, the number was flooded with calls and texts--and, predictably enough, Napoli wasn’t happy about the move. He said in response that, basically, he and Wilson aren’t that good of friends--that they hadn’t talked since last season ended, and they certainly weren’t close enough to pull such pranks on one another.
Now, it’s being reported that Wilson’s less-than-funny prank might be a violation of the MLB’s social media policy. It pretty much seems that tweeting another player’s private phone number is a no-no, but we’ll leave the exact wording to paragraph 4 of the league’s social media policy, via HardballTalk.com:
4. Displaying or transmitting Content that contains confidential or proprietary information of any MLB Entity or its employees or agents, including, for example, financial information, medical information, strategic information, etc.
Sure sounds like a violation to us, and perhaps it’s this, paired with the fact that no one (we’ve heard from, anyway) thinks his “prank” was all that funny, that has led Wilson to refuse questions about the incident.
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Like I posted earlier, it sounded like something that should have fallen under the category of "what happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse."
A better prank might have been to send out a Photoshopped picture of Nap's head on the body of an overweight sumo wrestler.
"A better prank might have been to send out a Photoshopped picture of Nap's head on the body of an overweight sumo wrestler"
Now that would have been funny and Nap most likely would have laughed his head off.
If immature and stupid are the same thing, then yes.
Very childish move.
I bet Scioscia has already hit him with a "What on Earth were you thinking?"
Very very childish.
Childish my bu!!. Weaver did the same to Trout, no big deal. Here is a baseball prank list site.
You don't think it's childish to give out someone's home phone number?
Hee Haw - Junior Samples.
OK, I'm old.
Check this out from ESPN's Jim Caple. The feud has gotten outta control!
The Mike Napoli-C.J. Wilson feud continues to trend upward. After Napoli said he looked forward to homering off Wilson and the pitcher responded by tweeting the catcher's phone number, Napoli escalated matters by posting Wilson's address and his high school yearbook photo on his Facebook page. Wilson then tweeted Napoli's driver's license photo and credit card number, including the security code on the back. Napoli then posted Wilson's Social Security number and ATM PIN. Wilson then took the confrontation to DEFCON 1 by unfriending Napoli.