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"hello my name is Montaous Walton a top college player from WI, i am looking for some place to compete after i am finish with my college career, i am an outfielder, with a career high 31 stolen bases, 17 RBi's with a consistent batting average of .323, i also rank 2nd in the stolen base category, i can be reached at Waltonmd18@uww.edu thank you."
It all began with that, a message board post on Nov., 12, 2007 at 7:19 p.m. in the international baseball forum of baseball-softball.org.
There was a similar story on this character either last year or two years ago. It should be long deceased by now.
Walton the baseball player re-invented himself over the last 19 months, as the revealing news stories were quickly relegated to search engine purgatory, steamrolled by the downhill momentum of message board posts and story comments about Walton's signing with the Blue Jays in early 2011.
"There were a couple of other stories on him online, so we had no reason to think something was funny," said Courier editor Lynda Jones.
According to former TSGB employee and current owner of Red Eye Sports Management Colin Cummins, Walton approached TSBG as it was trying to build a baseball clientele to add to its football, basketball and entertainment rosters.
Walton claimed to be a professional baseball player already signed to the Blue Jays organization. Cursory Google searches confirmed this, as Walton's name was mentioned widely in Blue Jays prospect discussions.
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