Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, October 08, 2012

Dale Murphy visits Fan Cave to talk life after baseball

“Honey, this is the line for apps…I just stand here?”

Murphy has nearly 33,000 followers at @DaleMurphy3, and that is just the start of his interest in technology. He has been an early adopter going way back to the “Trash 80s,” as the old TRS-80 computers were known during his career. Before signing the Fan Cave autograph wall, he whipped out his iPhone so he could share pics of other signatures—including Johnny Bench’s, given that he used to idolize the Big Red Machine.

“I really enjoy it. A lot of people my age think things are too complicated to get involved with,” Murphy said of technology. “There really is a learning curve and that’s where my kids come in handy and teach me Twitter, iTunes, Instagram, those kind of things that are fantastic tools really to connect communities and families. I am interacting with my kids and my grandkids in a way that just wasn’t possible a few years ago.

“I enjoy Twitter, it’s like one big conversation. I think what people need to know, whether they’re middle-aged, with this technology thing, you’ve just got to dive in. ... It’s opened up a lot of different avenues for me. I can access more music now. I don’t have to listen to classic rock every day.”

Murphy was reminded on Friday that having a Twitter account also can be a lightning rod.

Among the din that followed an infield-fly rule call during the Cardinals-Braves Wild Card game at Turner Field, there was this tweet from Murphy: “Oh my… Not believing this.. Calls an infield fly when the ball is almost on the ground? Oh my..”

He spent much of the next 24 hours elaborating and clarifying.

Repoz Posted: October 08, 2012 at 08:30 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, media

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. MM1f Posted: October 08, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4259933)
What exactly about Murphy's IF fly rule reaction was surprising or controversial? Who on Earth needed Murphy to clarify that?
   2. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4259998)
The infield fly rule thing is about the level of controversy I would expect from Dale Murphy's Twitter feed.
   3. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4260052)
Have they dropped a large rock on the kid with the glasses at the fan cave yet?
   4. GregD Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4260067)
The infield fly rule thing is about the level of controversy I would expect from Dale Murphy's Twitter feed.
Better yet, a mild comment about the infield fly rule followed by 24 hours of backpedaling and apologizing! If I run him over, I expect him to hobble over to my car and beg my forgiveness for getting in my way as I understandably decided to run that red light.
   5. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4260088)
The "Oh my..." at the end of the Tweet is what really shames Murphy. He knows that, no matter how much chocolate milk he'd had to drink that day, there's no excuse for that kind of language.
   6. Justin Turner Overdrive Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4260894)
The "Oh my..." at the end of the Tweet is what really shames Murphy.

Really???

It's good enough for Dick Enberg and George Takei...

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Traderdave
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 16 Jan. 2017: The ‘honor’ Trumps politics in scheduling Cubs’ White House visit
(550 - 7:00am, Jan 18)
Last: Ishmael

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(101 - 6:02am, Jan 18)
Last: Richard

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(1109 - 5:08am, Jan 18)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

NewsblogCubs honored by President Obama at White House | MLB.com
(50 - 4:30am, Jan 18)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogRelocation Less Common in MLB Than NFL, Other Leagues
(20 - 4:25am, Jan 18)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogWillie McCovey Pardoned by Obama
(3 - 2:57am, Jan 18)
Last: DanG

NewsblogRatto- "Hall of Fame voters' biggest issue: Do they work for the job or the sport?"
(8 - 2:55am, Jan 18)
Last: DanG

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his 2017 HOF Tracker Up and Running
(868 - 2:49am, Jan 18)
Last: DanG

NewsblogJose Bautista close to signing with Blue Jays | MLB.com
(2 - 1:16am, Jan 18)
Last: Shock

NewsblogMaterials From Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ... - The New York Times
(8 - 12:13am, Jan 18)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1789 - 11:01pm, Jan 17)
Last: MHS

NewsblogMatheny: Spring training 'priorities' may look different this year | stltoday.com
(2 - 10:55pm, Jan 17)
Last: Sleepy's still holding up that little wild bouquet

NewsblogJerry Dipoto’s Trade Activity, in Context | FanGraphs Baseball
(14 - 9:40pm, Jan 17)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogGordo: How many of Cards' talented prospects will ever reach the majors? | Jeff Gordon | stltoday.com
(4 - 9:24pm, Jan 17)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyThe Kids Are or Are Not Alright
(16 - 8:26pm, Jan 17)
Last: Nasty Nate

Page rendered in 0.1290 seconds
47 querie(s) executed